Building back better: Embracing opportunity in a time of crisis

Following the devastation of the Covid-19 pandemic, much of society continues to reel following a year unabating crises. Yet, as many sectors strive to restore business-as-usual, others are embracing the pandemic as a chance to start anew. Raffinerie Heide CEO, Jürgen Wollschläger, provides insights on how businesses can leverage the setbacks of the pandemic to ‘build back better’, and help lay the foundation for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

The past year has been defined by disruption, uncertainty and loss for most around the world, including businesses, many of which faced considerable obstacles following the global economic slowdown. At Raffinerie Heide, though we are seeing a consistent increase in demand as economies slowly begin to re-open, we remain wary of the prospect of a potential ‘fourth wave’ and continue to identify opportunities to boost our resilience in a post-Covid world.

As the dust settles following our tentative emergence from the pandemic, society remains confronted by an even greater threat – the climate crisis. With emissions quickly rebounding as lockdowns lift, and the recent IPCC report sounding the loudest call yet to accelerate the energy transition, the pressure is mounting for more immediate climate action.

A climate-driven economic recovery

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