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Katherine Shabb

Katherine Shabb

Doctoral student

Katherine Shabb

Sharing Economy Business Models for Sustainability


  • Steven Curtis
  • Katherine Shabb

Other contributions

  • Frans Libertson

Summary, in English

The sharing economy is not sustainable by default – search for images of bikesharing graveyards. But, with careful design of the business models that facilitate access over ownership, the sharing economy can increase intensity of use and material efficiency, contributing to sustainable consumption. In this episode, co-host Steven Curtis shares with us his research on sharing economy business models for sustainability. We chat with Oksana Mont, Professor of Sustainable Consumption Governance and principal investigator of the Urban Sharing research programme. Antony Upward – sustainability business architect and a self-proclaimed pracademic – also joins the podcast to discuss strongly sustainable and future-fit business models. This episode is littered with good examples and tangible suggestions for businesses and consumers to design and use the sharing economy sustainably.


  • The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

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Document type



  • Economics and Business