Chemical and Materials Industry

Why the global trade of chemicals is key to COVID-19 recovery

Chemicals are vital to the smooth-running of our societies. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Fernando J. Gómez

Head of Industry Communities, Energy, Materials and Infrastructure Platform, World Economic Forum

Tobias Radel

Industry Lead Chemicals and Natural Resources; Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Accenture Strategy & Consulting


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