More Impact Together: eBay Inc.’s 2013 Powering Giving Results
More Impact Together: eBay Inc.’s 2013 Powering Giving Results
/ January 31, 2014 0 COMMENTS

Since eBay Inc.’s founding, we’ve believed that technology-enabled and people-centered commerce represents not only a good business concept, but also a powerful opportunity to create social and environmental good in the world. Today, nearly two decades later, we continue to place a strong sense of purpose at the core of our identity – advancing our…

eBay Wins TBM Operational Excellence Award
eBay Wins TBM Operational Excellence Award
/ November 6, 2013 0 COMMENTS

eBay Inc. won the Operational Excellence Award at last night’s inaugural Technology Business Management (TBM) Council Awards, which brought together hundreds of Fortune 1000 CIOs, CTOs and CFOs at Seattle’s Museum of Flight to network and learn insights about effectively managing the business of IT. Dean Nelson, eBay’s Vice President of Global Foundation Services, accepted on…

How the Business Case for Sustainability is Changing
How the Business Case for Sustainability is Changing
/ October 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

eBay’s Social Innovation team had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion this last week at a conference hosted by L’Oreal titled “Reimagining Consumption Summit: Sustainability as a Desirable Choice for All.” The session focused on ways in which the business case for sustainability is changing and how brands can influence consumers to make more…

An eBay Response to G20 Summit Call
An eBay Response to G20 Summit Call
/ September 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The G20 Declaration following last week’s Summit calls for work to identify new trade opportunities and facilitate trade flows. On that very point, Hanne Melin of eBay’s Public Policy Lab and Pierre-Louis Vezina of Oxford University published an article in the latest OECD Observer. It describes new trade patterns emerging thanks to technology. The G20…

International Trade Commission Highlights eBay’s Commerce 3.0 Efforts
International Trade Commission Highlights eBay’s Commerce 3.0 Efforts
/ September 12, 2013 0 COMMENTS

The International Trade Commission highlighted eBay Inc.’s work to enable the future of commerce through its Internet and mobile technologies in a recently released report on the state of digital trade. The first of a two-part report from the ITC, Digital Trade in the U.S. and Global Economies, Part 1 focuses on the growing role of digital…

eBay Inc. Employees Create Carpool App That’s Recognized By MIT Climate CoLab Competition
eBay Inc. Employees Create Carpool App That’s Recognized By MIT Climate CoLab Competition
/ August 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Back in 2008, a public transport strike at eBay’s Berlin office triggered the idea for a company-internal carpool. The local Green Team realized that a carpool would not only help in situations where public transport fails but could also reduce our carbon footprint significantly. Creating corporate carpool program has the advantage that passengers will always…

Supporting Our Local Economies
Supporting Our Local Economies
/ August 5, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Contributing to the communities our colleagues call home is very important to us at eBay Inc. In fact, 35 of our offices have GIVE teams — groups of employees who are passionate about volunteering, participating in charitable events and allocating grant funds to organizations in their local communities. Many of our GIVE teams just wrapped…

eBay Giving Works + Comic-Con = Supersized Charity
eBay Giving Works + Comic-Con = Supersized Charity
/ July 25, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Gadzooks! eBay Giving Works recently teamed up with DC Entertainment and Chris Hardwicke’s Nerdist Industries to superpower two comic-driven auctions to raise funds to address the hunger crisis in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya and for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Both charity-auction events, which launched last week at the annual San Diego Comic-Con International confab, are still active…

eBay Opens Dialogue with Donor Community
eBay Opens Dialogue with Donor Community
/ July 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

On July 3, eBay participated in the Annual Meeting of the Donor Committee for Enterprise Development. The DCED is a forum for donor and UN agencies to promote economic opportunity and self-reliance through Private Sector Development in developing countries. eBay contributed to a day of discussions with donor agencies and guests from private sector and civil society on the…

The Recommerce Revolution: Consumption That’s Better for Our Planet and Our Wallets
The Recommerce Revolution: Consumption That’s Better for Our Planet and Our Wallets
/ July 17, 2013 0 COMMENTS

At eBay Inc., we’re focused on driving the future of commerce. Since our founding, we’ve understood our capacity to build a greener future for our industry and society more generally, and help usher in the technology-enabled “collaborative consumption” movement that is taking off today. And we’re only just getting started. Our commitment to a more…