In June and July 2013, BSR held a four-part series of web-based Practitioner Discussions on Fuels as part of our Future of Fuels initiative, which helps global companies understand the greatest sustainability impacts of their transportation fuel systems, and what they can do about them.
These 90-minute discussions examined sustainability issues facing each of our four major fuel groups— oil, natural gas, biofuels, and electric vehicles—with the purpose of informing BSR’s roadmap for corporate fuel sustainability, which is planned for publication in late 2013.
The roundtables explored the following questions:
1. Which sustainability risks and opportunities among these fuels need more attention?
2. What kind of contribution should the different fuels make toward creating a desirable and achievable future fuel mix?
3. What is needed to catalyze sufficient positive change?
4. How should business drive this change?
You can read about the discussions with 185 representatives from fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers, energy producers and providers, and civil society here.
Here's the short version:
These discussions do not comprise the final word on fuel sustainability. We intend them to be the beginning of a vital debate on the sustainability opportunities of fuels as we look toward the fuels and systems of the future.