TIARCENTER, with the support of RAEC, launched the 1 MLN TONS project, the purpose of which is to develop food sharing in Russia and increase the volume of saved food with an expiring shelf life of up to 1 million tons per year.
The Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and TIARCENTER have prepared the annual report on the state of collaborative consumtion, “Sharing Economy in Russia 2019”. According to RAEC and TIARCENTER, in 2019, the total transaction volume of sharing services in Russia amounted to about 769.5 billion rubles (about $11 bn), an increase of 50% compared to 2018.
With support from Microsoft, the Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) and TIARCENTER prepared an overview of the issues pertaining to the sustainability of the digital transformation.
The Ministry of Economic Development has released a regulatory impact assessment for the bill on carpooling, which was drafted by the Ministry of Transport. Although conceptually in support of the draft, the Ministry of Economic Development has formulated several criticisms.
TIARCENTER CEO Anton Gubnitsyn spoke about the opportunities for FMCG companies to join food-sharing projects at the AEB & Yandex event.
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.
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 has joined the Paris Call for Trust & Security in Cyberspace, launched by the President of France during the Internet Governance Forum 2018
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.
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
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
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.