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The 1M Tons Project Presentation at AEB & Yandex

27.11.2019

TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn spoke about the opportunities for FMCG companies to join food-sharing projects at the AEB & Yandex event.

TIARCENTER Realizes Report on Foodsharing in Russia

12.11.2019

TIARCENTER and the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) released a study on foodsharing in Russia. During 2018, in Russia, thanks to foodsharing, approximately 7,000 tonnes of food was saved. According to RAEC and TIARCENTER, the amount of saved food can increase up to 1m tonnes by 2024.

Open Innovations Forum 2019: Sharing is Caring

26.10.2019

TIARCENTER’s CEO Anton Gubnitsyn took part in the panel discussion “Sharing is Caring. The Age of Sharing Economy and Digital Platforms” of the Open Innovations Forum (Skolkovo).

TIARCENTER Signs the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace

24.10.2019

TIARCENTER has joined the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace, launched by the President of France during the Internet Governance Forum 2018

RAEC Sharing Economy Cluster Assembles

29.08.2019

TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn chaired another meeting of the RAEC / Sharing Economy Cluster. Members and experts of the Cluster – representatives of C2C marketplaces, carsharing operators, P2P rental platforms and other tech companies – discussed regulatory news from the summer. A plan for research activities was outlined: besides preparing an annual sector overview, which will be released at the Russian Internet Week in December, TIARCENTER will publish a paper on the potential of food-sharing in terms of sustainable development goals. See the article on the RAEC site.

Platforms once again blamed for service providers’ violations: now on the bus market

24.06.2019

This year, in Bashkorsatn, the local road traffic regulator has uncovered 159 violations committed by bus operators who use Yandex.Buses and Atlas. It is fundamentally wrong to shift carriers’ responsibility to marketplaces, information intermediaries. Each carrier is free to connect to any platform, just like every carrier can publish ads in newspapers. The platforms themselves are not interested in working with offenders, says Anton Gubnitsyn, chair of the RAEC Sharing Economy Cluster. Source: Kommersant

Sustainability leads to advancement of the industry

19.06.2019

The Association of European Businesses’ open event “Environment National Project: Opportunities for Modernization of Russian Industry” was held in Moscow on June 18. The participants were univocal: the environmental trend opens up strong opportunities for the advancement of the industry, along with a great potential for making the growth more sustainable. The event was attended by representatives of the Russia’s Industry & Trade Ministry, Technological Development Agency, Sberbank, Tikkurila and other companies and European embassies in Moscow, with Bashir Chalabi being a host. Read more

Sharing Economy Cluster meets with Marco Torregrossa

30.05.2019

RAEC’s Sharing Economy Cluster and Marco Torregrossa, Secretary General of the European Forum of Independent Professionals discussed platform monetization models and platforms’ obligations to self-employed contractors. “It was fascinating to learn about European precedents from Marco, a career employment lawyer, who has interacted a lot with both the public and private sectors,” says TIARCENTER Head of Analytics Konstantin Streltsov, who moderated the discussion. From RAEC’s side, BlaBlaCar, Yandex and others contributed to the discussion.

Reducing Ecological Footprint and Optimizing Costs

26.04.2019

Kim Tjoa, co-founder of B2B marketplace Floow2.com, and Anton Gubnitsyn, head of the cluster RAEC / Sharing Economy, discussed B2B-sharing with members of the IT committee of the Association of European Business.

Regulators’ appetites and development of sharing in Russia

24.04.2019

The future of the accommodation sharing sector greatly depends on the regulator, TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn told RBC reporters. The ban on hostels in residential buildings may shift tourist traffic towards apartment renting or, conversely, may intimidate sharing platforms. Such bills may whet the appetite of the state for restrictions and potentially affect companies outside the hostel industry.

You can find the original RBC article here.

Penetration of Sharing from Consumers to Corporations

19.04.2019

TIARCENTER Chief Executive Anton Gubnitsyn and Kim Tjoa, co-founder of Dutch B2B platform Floow2.com, discussed adoption of the sharing model by corporations at the RIF+CIB forum.

Russia to report progress on Sustainable Development Goals

26.03.2019

TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn participated in the initial meeting on preparation of the voluntary national review on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which was organized by the Analytical Center for the Russian Government. “You can hardly overstate the importance of each of the 17 Goals,” says Anton Gubnitsyn. “However, TIARCENTER’s primary focus is the 12th SDG, Responsible Consumption and Production, as it is directly linked to our mission – facilitating the country’s transition to the circular economy model. We intend to contribute to the preparation of the National Review.”