Sharing resources & equipment within & between organisations to reduce costs, carbon & waste.
Monday, 17 June 2013 from 10:00 to 13:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
As part of Low Carbon Oxford week we are presenting a free event which will outline how businesses and other organisations are becoming more resiliant by better collaboration and use of assets.
Want to save your organisation money? Looking to do more with less? The Collaborative Economy* is liberating assets for the benefit of organisational sustainability and the bottom line. Come along to find out how..*(or Sharing Economy or Collaborative Consumption)
The 2 hour session will outline
- Various models of car and bike sharing which are reducing vehicle costs and emissions.
- How sites like sharemystorage.com can increase space efficiency
- The explosion in different working formats outside of the traditional 9-5
- How the internal and external sharing of assets has saved Sunderland City Council £400K in 3 years and is making major savings in other organisations.
- How organisations are liberating underused assets and generating a new revenue stream.
This free event will demonstrate the financial and environmental savings that are possible by reusing or sharing resources and equipment within and between organisations. The event will be of specific interest those working in the public and private sectors in shared services, sustainability, procurement, HR, transport, facilities and asset management.
Daniel O’Connor from WARPit will outline the movement known as Collaborative Consumption and the impact this is having on organisational resource efficiency. He will go on to outline the various models available highlighting case studies and real world actionable advice on embedding new systems.
The event culminates with a buffet lunch and networking.
TIME names Collaborative Consumption as one of the “10 Ideas That Will Change The World”. Collaborative Consumption improves resource efficiency by reducing the need to consume by sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping reinvented through network technologies.
When & Where
WARPit is a redistribution network which makes it easy for individuals in an organisation to give away or loan unwanted items to others inside the same organisation or beyond. Watch this clip to see a demonstration
This system is useful with any unwanted resource but is particularly powerful with furniture, electrical items, specialist items (such as engineering, medical research and lab equipment), fixture and fittings and office consumables such as unused inkjet cartridges, stationery etc.