Paradigm Shifts
New Normal aims to help you identify the key changes in the wider landscape that will impact you and your business.

Some of these changes are already becoming obvious, such as rising levels of debt and the threat of deflation due to lack of demand. Others are still to appear. These relate to the way behaviour is changing in response to the Covid pandemic in 5 key areas where major paradigm shifts are underway:

DEMAND PATTERNS

Demand patterns paradigm shift in global business

The lockdowns have broken down the inertia surrounding work and home-based routines…

RESHORING SUPPLY CHAINS

Reshoring supply chains paradigm shift in global business

Global supply chains have proved very fragile during the pandemic. They have collapsed…

ENERGY ABUNDANCE

Energy abundance paradigm shift in global business

Energy markets have seen a major paradigm shift, with Q2 2020 providing a taste of the world to come…

CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Circular economy paradigm shift in global business

The need to reshore supply chains in a world of potential energy abundance suggests that moves towards a circular economy will accelerate…

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Advanced manufacturing paradigm shift in global business

Many manufacturing operations still operate as they would have done 500 years ago, or even 50 years ago…

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New Normal in the news

2021  
Mar PODCAST: Ramp up of recycling held back by technology, poor collection, inertia
Feb Weak Demand and the Return to “Normal” Illusion — Live with Paul Hodges Real Vision interview
  PODCAST: US Gulf Coast storm outages risk global supply crunch
  PODCAST: Gulf petrochemicals special focus with GPCA secretary general Dr. Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun
  Um novo tempo In Portuguese
  PODCAST: Drive to lower carbon means no new steam crackers after 2030
 
Jan PODCAST: Chemical sector must step up circular investments from tens to hundreds of millions
  L’Industria del PET va online In Italian
  PODCAST: Europe chemicals face €1bn 2021 carbon bill as global action intensifies