The sharing economy

The sharing economy: how is it affecting you and your business?


Megatrends collisions - the sharing economy

In this film, Celine Herweijer looks at drivers and opportunities in the dynamic collection of sectors known as the sharing economy.

The sharing economy is all about connecting demand to spare capacity or spare assets

In one sense, it has been with us forever, but over the last decade, it has grown from a means of transaction between friends and family, to become a global movement of businesses which are increasingly being valued in the billions.

As the megatrends evolve and collide, the sharing economy is becoming an increasingly accepted feature of the business landscape. We estimate that the five main sharing sectors (peer-to-peer finance, online staffing, peer-to-peer accommodation, car sharing and music video streaming) have the potential to increase global revenues from around $15 billion now to $335 billion by 2025.

The decisions that organisations make today will decide how far the sharing economy can live up to its potential. We have spoken to a range of influencers in this space to find out where they think this trend is heading.

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