Climate change and environmental degradation threaten the world. In response, the European Green Deal will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. Fossil fuels will be replaced by renewable energy – with batteries providing a vital storage tool.
The active involvement of senior management in health and safety is very important. Managers need to be seen to lead by example,’ according to HSG 48, the UK regulator of health and safety. Put simply, senior managers have a tangible effect on the success or failure of safety initiatives.
M&A activity in the chemicals sector has been declining since 2019, with a 29% decrease in deals value from the $333bn recorded in 2019 to the $236bn in 2021. The transaction size has also decreased sharply with less ‘mega-deals’ available. In 2019, 21% of recorded deals topped $10bn, compared with only 3% in 2021.
While the primary healthcare focus in the US remains the Covid-19 pandemic, as we move through the third year of its disruptive effects and the death toll approaches 1m, other important dynamics are playing out.