Share Economy

Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap

Respecting Human Rights in the On-Demand Economy: Closing the New Governance Gap

This article applies a business and human rights lens to the new on-demand/sharing economy models. It explores potential human rights impacts associated with the shift to the on-demand economy, reviews recent efforts in business and public policy to begin to address these impacts, and points to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as a useful framework to define responsibility and guide action by both business and government.