The competitive landscape in the chemicals sector is changing quickly - and businesses need to adapt fast
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Commodity chemicals and petrochemicals
Industrials and speciality chemicals
Life sciences and Agrichemicals
6 juli 2021
As businesses seek to attract environmentally-minded and sustainability-focused consumers, many are increasingly finding themselves the target of complaints alleging "greenwashing".
We take a look at the major trends in so-called “greenwashing” complaints across the United States, United Kingdom and EU, and Asia, particularly in relation to plastics and recycling issues.
2 december 2021
There has been a flurry of recent announcements on the potential for clean hydrogen to propel the global energy transition. In Europe alone, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, the Netherlands and the European Commission have each published hydrogen strategies in the last several months. There is a clear sense in which clean hydrogen is viewed by many countries as the “missing link” required in order to achieve a fully functioning net zero economy consistent with their Paris Agreement objectives.
8 juni 2021
Businesses' climate and ESG targets and action plans are coming under increased scrutiny from investors and the courts, as shown by the Shell climate court case and the various shareholder resolutions in the 2021 AGM season.
In this ESG Action Plan, we set out key steps for corporates to consider in the short, medium and longer term - regardless of which jurisdiction or sector you operate in.
8 juni 2021
Following the recent ruling by a Dutch court that Shell should reduce its carbon emissions and the climate votes at recent listed company AGMs around the world, all businesses with a significant carbon footprint – regardless of which sector or jurisdiction they operate in – should engage urgently on their climate strategy and targets.
In this note we highlight key points for businesses to consider for their climate strategy and targets.
17 juni 2019
Rachel Barrett and Hamish McAvaney focus on human rights in the supply chain and why it’s an area of importance for companies.
1 juli 2019
In order to meet projected demand for EVs, batteries will need to be manufactured in much larger quantities. Higher production levels will help economies of scale to be realised, ultimately reducing the price and hence driving the take-up of EVs.
1 juli 2019
The advent of electric vehicles (EVs) is one of the most revolutionary changes to take place in the history of transport. This microsite contains key insights on the commercial opportunities and legal developments in relation to electric vehicle batteries.