BSR Insight | The Future of Fuels Forecast



By Eric Olson, Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, BSR

This post first appeared in the BSR Insight.

New Poll of Business Leaders Highlights Sustainability Priorities for Global Companies

‘State of Sustainable Business’ Research Reveals Strong Focus on Human Rights, Climate Change
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., October 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ — Results from the fourth annual “BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Poll 2012,” released today, outline the progress global business has made on 14 key sustainability challenges over the past 20 years, the areas where business is likely to make the most progress over the next 20 years, and key priorities for the year ahead—including human rights and climate. 

BSR 20th Anniversary Report, Conference Outline Building Blocks to Accelerate Sustainability Progress

Press Release

SAN FRANCISO, October 23, 2012 /3BL Media/ - BSR’s 20th anniversary Report—launched today to coincide with the opening of the BSR Conference 2012—shares a vision of the change needed to accelerate progress on sustainable business. In “BSR at 20: Accelerating Progress,” BSR assesses how far the world has come in solving sustainability challenges, and what we need to do now to fast-forward progress. 

BSR Reports on Fuel Sustainability; Rezidor Hotel Group Plans to Reduce Energy Use; Germany to Cap Renewable Energy Subsidies - Energy Minute for October 17, 2012

Press Release

BSR has published a new report that analyzes the sustainability impacts of commercial transportation fuels. The report, the first in BSR’s “Future of Fuels” initiative, looks at six types of current and emerging fuels: gas and diesel, natural gas, biofuel, hydrogen, electric power, and the “fuel” represented by greater efficiency. The report also assesses the market outlook for the complete range of fuels.

New BSR Report Analyzes Total Sustainability Impacts, Market Outlook for Commercial Transportation Fuels

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - BSR’s new report assesses the total sustainability impacts of commercial transportation fuels as well as the market outlook for a complete range of fuel types. The report will help large-scale fuel purchasers make viable decisions that lessen impacts to the environment and society and enhance economic growth and development.

BSR Conference 2012 Announces New Speakers from Native Organic Products, Social Finance, Manpower

Press Release

(3BL Media)San Francisco - August 28, 2012The newest speakers to join the lineup for the BSR Conference 2012 include Brazil’s Native Organic Products Executive Vice President Leontino Balbo Jr., Social Finance CEO Tracy Palandjian, and ManpowerGroup Corporate and Government Affairs President David Arkless. 

The Case for the Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Food-Producing Animals


For years, antibiotics have been administered on meat-producing farms to treat sick animals or prevent infections when there is a known disease risk. The meat industry also uses antibiotics for non-therapeutic purposes to grow animals faster or to compensate for the effects of overcrowding or unsanitary conditions. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the use of antibiotics in food-animal production accounts for approximately 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States.


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