Can the sharing economy help your organisation – and employees – be more sustainable?

Can the sharing economy help your organisation – and employees – be more sustainable?

Speaker Buzz Posted on November 15, 2022 in Blog

With COP27 taking place, the time is right to think of ways to encourage your staff to live more sustainably both in and outside the workplace, educate your organisation about the sharing economy and its benefits – and help you meet your CSR goals too.

The sharing economy (apps that let you rent a dress from someone, share your car, or borrow gardening tools from a neighbour, as a few examples) is set to become mainstream. But many people – your employees included – aren’t sure how to be part of it, or even what it is.

Firstly, it’s not about going off grid, or foraging for food. The sharing economy is about small changes to our day-to-day lives – about doing things like we used to, just taking the good bits with the help of technology. It’s about living more sustainably, making – or saving – some money (much needed in the current cost of living crisis), and creating powerful connections, online and off.

It’s certainly catching on – the total value of the global sharing economy is predicted to increase to around 335 billion US dollars by 2025, from only 15 billion US dollars in 2014*. That’s a big increase, and it shows that this peer-to-peer, or ‘person to person’, way of doing things is an exciting new trend, and one that your team will be inspired to hear about.

Our speaker Eleanor Tucker, author of Thanks for Sharing: How I Gave Up Buying and Embraced Borrowing, Swapping and Renting, is board member of the CBI Sharing Economy council and a consultant specialising in sharing economy businesses. She’s become the go-to expert and speaker globally in this space.

In her ‘hilarious and brilliantly topical’ debut non-fiction book, which is due out in spring 2023, Eleanor demystifies the sharing economy by sharing her own experiences giving up buying, and embracing swapping, borrowing and renting.

Eleanor’s fascinating, down-to-earth and funny talks use her experiences over a year of trying out various ways of sharing for her book – to inspire organisations and their employees.

  • What is the sharing economy?
  • How it can guide us to live better lives and help the planet
  • The history behind sharing – and how technology has led a revival
  • What types of sharing there are
  • 10 ways to start sharing today
  • The pros and cons, plus tips on how to share, what to share – and why
  • What can businesses do – can they share too? (The answer is YES)

Get in touch today to find out more and book Eleanor for your next event.


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