Sharing economy is already part of your daily life: see how

PwC estimates that the sector will generate US$ 335 billion worldwide by 2025; in 2014, the amount wouldn’t exceed US$ 15 billion

Uber, Airbnb, WeWork, electric scooters, yellow bikes and even sharing closets. These businesses and their millions of customers have one thing in common: all of them are part of the so-called sharing economy. In such economy, properties are shared between people, who pay for their use and not their ownership. 

Want to pay a visit to a friend on the other side of town? The sharing economy allows you to buy the transport – and not a car. The same is true for the work environment: in a sharing economy, you buy an office’s hours of use – instead of the space itself, or its taxes, maintenance, and idle time. 

By 2025, according to a PwC estimate, an American consultancy company, sharing economy is expected to generate US$ 335 billion. Meanwhile, China works to get up to 10% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comprised of businesses associated with the creative economy by 2020, according to a publication by the World Economic Forum. By the way, the Forum’s last edition dedicated a great part of its debates to this topic, since in 2019, relevant players such as Uber and Lyft are going public. 

See how the sharing economy will reach you.

Content published in August 20, 2019

What Braskem is doing about it?

Braskem is the founder and sponsor of one of the biggest Brazilian platforms for supporting sustainable entrepreneurship: Braskem Labs. Since 2015, Braskem Labs is a platform developed by three programs to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem, which acts in partnership with several players to accelerate businesses and startups which have a positive impact in society and in the environment. See below the differences between the three Braskem Labs programs:

Accelerates startups monitored by the ACE accelerator and Braskem;

Looks for projects which bring solutions for internal challenges in several Braskem areas;

Looks for solutions in chemistry and/or plastic which have a positive impact on society in several areas, such as agribusiness, recycling, health, transport, food, water, and energy.

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