Collaborative Consumption

How Collaborative Consumption Can Save the World

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK
Diana Verde Nieto

Imagine being able to borrow an Alexander McQueen dress at the click of a button. To step outside on a rainy day and have a car waiting for you. To stay in someone else's New York loft apartment on your holidays, complete with all of the homely finishing touches and recommendations (a corner shop, a bar, a hairdresser) that you need.

Don't Own, Share: Can Collaborative Consumption Change Your Life?

Will Martindale | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Politics
Will Martindale

Austerity, technology and concern for the environment have come together to create a climate where many more Londoners can share, rather than own.

Sharing in a Changing Climate

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Helen Goulden

It would appear that most people don't care about a changing climate. Yet, that's simply not true. Many people care deeply, but fleetingly - in the same way they may consider their own mortality before getting back to thinking about what to have for tea.

The Knowledge Economy and the Internet of Things

Niamh Corbett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

There are two movements fundamentally changing the way we do things, use things and communicate with things. Both movements are new, disruptive and not yet widely adopted, but their opportunity and growth potential is huge.

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer for Female Entrepreneurs?

Niamh Corbett | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK
Niamh Corbett

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise. Inexorably so. But the debate has moved beyond merely encouraging women to set up their own businesses, to how we can best support and nurture female-led scalable start-ups... Could crowdfunding be the solution?

Virtual Reputation in the Digital Age: An Asset We Should Be Careful Not to Waste

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

Getting fired because of a bad joke is certainly a painful experience on its own. But watching the joke as it makes its way to the front pages of major international newspapers, pushed by a global wave of public indignation, is definitely a lot worse. Especially when it's just a few days before Christmas.

Sharing is Trending

Tess Riley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Tech
Tess Riley

So far, mainstream coverage of this mass sharing, also known as collaborative consumption, has tended to focus on the economic impacts of sharing. This is significant because it points to a growing recognition that large-scale sharing is set to disrupt the very foundations of neoliberal capitalism.

Eric Pickles' '50 Ways To Save': How UK Tech Can Help

Reuben Sagar | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech
Reuben Sagar

I am happy to say that the tech community has already picked up this baton and there are a growing number of small start-ups in David Cameron's Tech City developing services that answer this challenge.

The Slow Manifesto: Rediscover Your Bank Holiday

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicolas Brusson

This bank holiday weekend is your opportunity to join the international Slow Travel movement; the extra day will afford you the luxury of taking your time getting to your favourite holiday spot but there's more to Slow Travel than that. The term does not, in fact, necessarily indicate that you'll be longer arriving.

How To Think Your Way Out Of Transport Chaos

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Nicolas Brusson

The talk this week has been all about transport, and not without reason. A hoard of Olympic athletes and their entourage flew into Heathrow on Monday morning heading for the London 2012 Athletes' Village; the first Games lane opened, coinciding, inevitably, with an accident on the M4, slowing Heathrow traffic to a standstill.

Sharing: What Happens When Consumers Rethink The Economy

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicolas Brusson

Today is National Sharing Day. Major players in this emerging sector and forward-thinking citizens across the UK are getting together to spread the word about the economic transformation we are part of. It's the official launch day of a new non-profit organisation called The People Who Share, supporting the growth of the sharing economy in Britain.

Why Sharing Boosts Your Social Life as Much as Your Bank Balance

Debbie Wosskow | Posted 16.06.2012 | UK Tech
Debbie Wosskow

The concept of sharing has been transformed - from a throwback to childhood and simpler times, to a truly modern lifestyle choice. Collaborative consumption - the name given to the process of swapping, sharing and renting anything across the web; whether tools and skills or clothes and holidays - is booming business and what's more, the sector is mobilising.

Collaborative Consumption - Social Travel and the Rise of the Sharers

Debbie Wosskow | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Wosskow

Collaborative Consumption is set to gather momentum thanks to the restrictive economic climate and growing ethical concerns about the way we consume which make traditional ownership both less achievable and less attractive.

The Rise of the Social Travel Movement

Debbie Wosskow | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Debbie Wosskow

Social travel relates to the huge amount of people worldwide exploring new ways of travelling and hosting, preferring to swap, share and couch-surf instead of renting and buying... it's fast becoming the chic, 21st Century travel choice for everyone from silver surfers to city slickers to families.

Collaborative Consumption - Bringing Swapping Online

Juha Koponen | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Tech
Juha Koponen

In Time magazine earlier this year, Collaborative Consumption - put simply, the swapping of unwanted goods for wanted ones - was hailed as one of the ...