“The Sharing Economy is about sustainable futures and offers an opportunity for businesses to rethink their structure, relationships with their workers, investors, partners and competitors to grow into the future. That means finding other definitions of value and business objectives.” Clare Kandola, Sharing Economy business expert and trustee of charity The People Who Share. Clare Kandola is one of 200 change-makers worldwide that I have interviewed for my forthcoming book, G
“I met a homeless man on the steps of my local train station next to a stack of newspapers. He told me what it felt like to be locked out from the world and not be able to read. I wanted to take a small amount of money and make a long term, investment in his future, but I needed an organisation that could combine my £2 with your £5, and help that individual thrive. That organisation didn’t exist so we started it. Beam is about making it safe and easy to help homeless people.
“Sharing for me means positivity. I work with children to help them reach their potential and have that positive self belief that I had as a child. I set myself the goal of winning the Paralympics when I was 13 and I wondered as an adult, what was in me that made me persevere? If I could uncover that, then I could inspire others.” Elizabeth Wright, Paralympic swimmer and creator of education programme Resilience, Wellbeing and Success. Elizabeth Wright is one of 200 change-ma
“In Greece, people share in times of recession because they want to demonstrate their generosity; that their sharing is not determined by material affluence. The Greek word ‘meraki’ means doing something with soul, for love, to share. When you do something for love, the result is procreation, you have more then you had. Ultimately, love is sharing, that’s what ‘meraki’ means.” Alexandros Pagidas, philosopher and founder of Patreon, an online knowledge sharing platform. Alexan