Crossroads: Covid-19’s impact on business and supply chain

The pandemic of 2020 is the biggest disruptor of the 21st century so far. The global economy is experiencing the worst hit since the Great Depression, with businesses around the world wondering what recovery could look like. While some companies saw their supply chains disrupted and demand for products fall, others reaped the benefits of spikes in consumer demand for e-commerce and home deliveries. One thing is certain: we are at crossroads. This unprecedented crisis is forcing us to make decisions faster and prioritise sustainability and innovation to make supply chains and business models more efficient and resilient to future shocks, such as pandemics, climate change or trade restrictions.

 

The change accelerator: where is Covid-19 taking us?

The pandemic of 2020 is the biggest disruptor of the 21st century so far. But far from overturning everything we knew, Covid-19 is taking existing trends and accelerating them: it has sped up the rise of new technologies, social movements and ways of working, as well as the decline of already-struggling sectors and businesses. Where, in the end, does that increased momentum take us?

Covid-19: spark or setback for the circular economy?

This unprecedented crisis is forcing us to make decisions faster and prioritise sustainability and innovation to make supply chains and business models more efficient and resilient to future shocks, such as pandemics, climate change or trade restrictions.

Crisis, opportunity and the case for sustainability: transport and logistics moves with the times

Covid-19 has thrown transport and logistics into sharp focus. It was already moving towards digitalisation and improved sustainability – now, those moves are happening at pace.

Are European governments pushing for a green recovery?

Sustainability was already a hot-topic pre-Covid-19, but will this trend still continue or be abandoned? We focus on the European Commission's proposal and what is happening in the six largest eurozone countries and the impact on the automotive, construction and energy sector.

Covid-19’s long term effects on the automotive industry

The global automotive sector was already under pressure even before the coronavirus pandemic. So how will it survive this crisis and what structural changes lie ahead?

Eurozone: gauging possible supply chain disruptions from Covid-19

As Covid-19 goes global, supply chain risks to the eurozone economy have increased materially. Our analysis finds risks to the eurozone mainly come from China and Italy.