Slides for Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

April 23, 2013 by  
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We presented on Collaborative Consumption in Singapore at Ecosystem’s first sharing session on Earth Day 22 Apr, together with companies, Rent Tycoons and iCarsClub.

We shared with the community at Ecosystem about Collaborative Consumption, which refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks. Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting.

Here’s our presentation slides on Die Die Must Share – Collaborative Consumption in Singapore:

Die Die Must Share – Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

April 9, 2013 by  
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Join Ecosystem on Earth Day this 22 Apr for their first sharing session and learn more about Collaborative Consumption! Ecosystem is a new collaborative and coworking space for the environment.

Ecosystem has invited 3 speakers to share on Collaborative Consumption, which refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks. Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting.

1) Collaborative Consumption in Singapore

by Eugene Tay, Co-founder of Ecosystem and Director of Green Future Solutions

Eugene will speak on the emerging trend of Collaborative Consumption, and share examples of companies involved in Collaborative Consumption in Singapore.

Visit http://www.greenfuture.sg/

2) Rent Tycoons

by Swito Yuber, CEO of Rent Tycoons

Rent Tycoons is the leading online peer-to-peer rental marketplace in Singapore with over 11 product categories. The idea is to harness value out of idling capacity and empowering individuals to participate in this green effort. Collaborative consumption takes the center stage in this business and the corporate mission is to enable individuals to make money, save money and be green effortlessly!

Visit http://www.renttycoons.com/

3) iCarsClub

by Jamie Wang, Co-founder and Director of iCarsClub

iCarsClub is an online marketplace that allows car owners to monetize their “free” car time through its car sharing scheme. Drivers who want to rent out their car when it’s free can do so, and those in need of a car nearby can find one. The platform creates a win-win situation by both lowering the costs of owning a car for owners, and rentees can also have the luxury of driving a car when the occasion arises without shouldering the burden of owning one.

Visit http://icarsclub.com/

If you’re attending this sharing session, register your attendance at the Ecosystem Facebook event page.

Die Die Must Share – The Idea of Collaborative Consumption

October 7, 2011 by  
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Eugene Tay, the Editor of Green Business Singapore and Founder of Green Future Solutions, is a person whom you would describe as a green maven – someone who reads and knows a lot about environmental trends and ideas, and who likes to share them with others.

Having come across many green ideas over the past few years, there is one recent idea Eugene would claim that he ‘die die must share’ – the idea of Collaborative Consumption.

Collaborative Consumption refers to the idea of sharing that is empowered by technology and social networks, and how it changes consumption and the way businesses operate.

Sharing also covers renting, swapping, lending, trading, exchanging, bartering, and gifting. The advantages of sharing are that fewer resources are used to make and ship products, and less waste are generated and disposed.

The term Collaborative Consumption was first described in 2010 in the book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers.

Other resources with similar ideas on sharing include the book The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing by Lisa Gansky and the Shareable website. Read more

Speaking on Collaborative Consumption at Green Drinks Singapore

July 4, 2011 by  
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Eugene spoke at Green Drinks Singapore last week on “Collaborative Consumption and New Business Opportunities”. He shared about the emerging trend of Collaborative Consumption or sharing empowered by technology and social networks, and how it changes consumption and the way businesses operate.

He also shared local examples of companies involved in Collaborative Consumption, and new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and companies interested in this new but important trend.

Here’s his presentation slides:

Collaborative Consumption and New Business Opportunities

March 29, 2011 by  
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Green Future Solutions participated in the Green Entrepreneurship Symposium 2011 organised by AIESEC Singapore last Saturday. We spoke on “Collaborative Consumption and New Business Opportunities”, which is about the emerging idea of sharing empowered by technology and social networks, and how it changes consumption and the way businesses operate.

The term Collaborative Consumption was first described in the book What’s Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers. Other resources with similar ideas on sharing include the book The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing by Lisa Gansky and the Shareable website.

Here’s the presentation slides: