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ShareLab: social value in the collaborative economy

On the 1st of November, Nesta held their full-day #Sharelab event exploring social value in the collaborative economy.

The event brought together over 200 policymakers, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers to better understand how public services, civil society and the private sector can engage with, develop and harness collaborative platforms for good.

A broad range of topics were covered; from finance to healthcare, from education and skills to knowledge and the commons, and from future technology to the role of existing mainstream collaborative platforms.

As debates about the opportunities and challenges of the collaborative economy become ever more polarised, insufficient attention has been paid to how collaborative platforms can create social and environmental impact. The event paved the way for the exploration of the collaborative economy as a catalyst for social and environmental change.

Live sessions can be viewed here. Included are brilliant speakers such as Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Antoinette Guhl, Deputy Mayor of Paris for circular economy, social economy and social innovation & Virginio Merola, Mayor of Bologna city who looked at strategies and policies to grow the collaborative economy. 

Find out more about the SIC network collaborative and sharing economy here