Articles by tag: Lyft
How the United Nation’s Global Compact Will Guide Volta’s ESG Stance
On today’s episode of the Volta Knowledge podcast, host Tyler Kern chats with Gursaran Singh, the VP of Energy Alliances with Volta Energy, about the upcoming UN global compact and how their decisions will impact and inform Volta’s ESG stance. The global temperature is rising at an unprecedented rate. As such, discussions on the issue of climate change are held […]
Investing for Success: Expert Advice on Business Management and Wealth Building
Starting a business from scratch can be a challenging but rewarding experience. To manage your business successfully, it’s essential to begin by developing a comprehensive business management plan. This plan should include your goals, target audience, products or services, marketing and sales strategies, and financial projections. It should serve as a roadmap for your […]
Teach For America Reinvention: Culture Transformation and Educator Recruitment
Teach For America (TFA) started with an idea in 1989 by Wendy Kopp. The TFA formally launched in 1990 with a mission to provide all children in America with an excellent education. More than thirty-three years later, TFA is continually improving itself by expanding its network and resources with initiatives like TFA’s Reinvention Lab. […]
Are Uber & Lyft On the Road to Profit After Q2’s Earnings?
Earnings season is always a mixed bag, and Q2’s reports were no exception. Almost 50% of telecom companies missed their targets for the quarter, while companies like Home Depot, Salesforce and Spotify reported surprising over-performance. For leading rideshare companies, though, early August’s earnings were record-breaking and reframed a long-running narrative of persistently negative cash flow. […]
Can the Rideshare Business Model Address All of its Accessibility Concerns?
Key Points: Gig work transportation companies like Instacart, Lyft and Doordash have faced several ADA lawsuits for lack of application accessibility for the blind and visually impaired. Increasing accessibility for the blind and visually impaired is an issue facing all mobility providers. Rideshare companies fill a crucial gap in the market that can’t be filled […]
Ridesharing Orgs Look to Boost Security around Sensitive Data
Data is everything these days, but it’s also extremely sensitive. In the wrong hands, your personal information can come back to have a powerful negative impact. So, how are ridesharing organizations like Uber and Lyft taking care of that data and boosting their security to ensure breaches don’t occur? MarketScale data guru TC Riley weighed […]
Uber & Lyft Get an AB-5 Update: Business Casual
On this Business Casual segment, hosts Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern outline how an already struggling ridesharing industry – Uber reports that it’s lost nearly $2 billion over the past three months – is facing a second reckoning. Powered by RedCircle Officially codified in January, California Assembly Bill 5 looks to more equitably classify workers […]
Coronavirus Prompting Big-Box & Gig Job Employers to Tweak Sick-Leave Policies: Business Casual
As the spread of coronavirus continues to spike here in the U.S., both impacting our economy and leaving people sick and/or quarantined for prolonged amounts of time, it’s disconcerting to say the least, that our country has no federal paid sick-leave mandate that ensures affected employees are paid while recovering rather than having to […]
Lyft Gets into the Rental Car Game
Stock prices for Hertz and Avis fell in the wake of the news that rideshare company Lyft would be getting into the rental car game. What ways will Lyft look to innovate in an industry that hasn’t changed in a long time? Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern take a look at the story and whether or not this will be […]
California’s AB 5 and the Legal Battle Ahead: Ratified
California Assembly Bill 5 is a piece of legislation that holds massive ramifications for the gig economy, specifically rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. It was signed into law on September 18, 2019 in an attempt to limit the ability to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees of a company. Governor Gavin […]
Business Casual: Is Lyft Keeping Their Drivers in the Dark?
A change to the drivers’ app for Lyft has some wondering if the rideshare company is intentionally keeping their drivers in the dark about the way the company is splitting fares. Where there was once a “Ride Pays” section available for drivers to see on the app, there’s now only a link that directs […]
What Does the Future of Mobility in Cities Look Like?
Companies like Uber and Lyft have transformed how millions of people maneuver through both rural and urban areas. Ride-sharing apps offer on-demand services that public transit options do not, which has put pressure on cities to find a way to work with the private sector or offer new services themselves. Bob James, VP of Technology […]