The "S" in ESG

Tackling the Social Aspect

Save the Date - 27.06.23
Business Breakfast - Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta

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ESG: Tackling the Social Aspect - The S in ESG

ESG: Tackling the Social Aspect - The S in ESG
Date: 27th June 2023
Venue: Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta
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8.00 – 9.00 - Registration breakfast

9.00 – 9.05 – Welcome speech by PKF Malta – Mr. Pierre Mangion, Business Development Partner

9.05 – 9.15 – Remarks by Hon. Claudette Buttigieg, Shadow Minister for Civil Liberties, Social Dialogue and Diabetes  

9.15 – 9.25 – Remarks by Hon. Dr. Michael Falzon, Minister for Social Policy and Children’s Rights

9.25 – 9.30 – Mr. Matthew Orrell and Ms. Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte – Partners at PKF New York – The S in ESG; key considerations of an ESG Programme for building long lasting value

9.30 – 9.45 – Dr. Jonathan Spiteri, Resident Academic at University of Malta - A Deep Dive into the Social Dimension of ESG

9.45 – 10.00 - Ms. Gabriella Borda, Sustainability advisor – The Link between the S, the E & G

10.00 – 10.15 – Ms. Sofia Moreno, Partner at PKF Portugal, Quality and Sustainability, Social Audits in the Context of ESG; How to be prepared for CSRD

10.15 – 10.45 – Networking coffee break

10.45 – 11.00 – Mr. George Darmanin, President at Malta Occupational Safety & Health Practitioners Association (MOSHPA) - Chartered Safety & Health Practitioner (CMIOSH) - Why is Occupational Health and Safety relevant to ESG?

11.00 – 11.15 – Mr. Andrew Barberi, Manager of the learning & Development team, Richmond Foundation - Mental Health at the Workplace

11.15 - 11.30 - Mr. Matthew Swain, ESG Senior Manager at APS Bank plc - Our Strategic approach to ESG 

11.30 – 12.15 – Panel discussion - Stakeholder management, a key factor for a company’s medium to long term success

  • Dr. Valerie Visanich (sociologist)
  • Ms. Ingrid Azzopardi (Group Internal Auditor at Go PLC and deputy chair on the board of the ESG Alliance)
  • Mr. Clinton Flores (Head of ESG at BOV)
  • Ing. Mark Azzopardi (Sustainability Consultant)
  • Mr. Matthew Swain (ESG Senior Manager at APS Bank plc)
  • Ms. Natalie Briffa Farrugia (Chairperson, Vassallo Group Malta)

12.15 – 12.25 – Q&A 

12.25 – 12.30 – Closing remarks and round up by PKF Malta – Mr. George Mangion, Senior Partner 

This business breakfast will explore various aspects, including how a company manages its relationship with its stakeholders, especially its workforce, tackling topics including well-being and inclusivity. We will also discuss how ESG will affect access to finance as well as an introduction to ESG reporting and assessments. Join us on 27th June for an unmissable panel debates. 

Have a seat at the table, and let your voice be heard!
• Listen to Malta’s policymakers speak on social matters at a national level. 
• Educate yourself on the link between S, the E & G when performing an ESG assessment 
• Learn on what the “S” in ESG is all about, with a special focus on mental health and Occupational Health & Safety 
• Network with other peers within the industry

Who should attend?  

The business breakfast is aimed at the academia and businesses operating in financial services, finance and banking, accounting and advisory, legal, public interest entities including insurance and listed companies, health and safety, mental health services and ESG practitioners.

The event is also aimed at policy makers, economists, sociologists, psychologists, human resource specialists, therapists, equal rights activists amongst others.

Is your company geared up? Be part of the change!

What does ESG mean? Environmental, Social, and Governance – ESG

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance. Investors are increasingly applying these non-financial factors as part of their analysis process to identify material risks and growth opportunities.

A business framework considers environmental issues and social issues in the context of corporate governance. ESG can be described as a set of practices (policies, procedures, metrics, etc.) that organisations implement to limit negative impact or enhance positive impact on the environment, society, and governance bodies.

Meet our Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors - APS bank plc


APS Bank is one of the oldest banks on the Maltese Islands and is a leading provider of financial services, offering personal, business and investments solutions. APS is licensed as an investment services firm, registered as a Tied Insurance Intermediary.

The Bank’s distribution channels consist of a network of branches and ATMs complemented by a versatile electronic banking platform which serves the retail and commercial customer base. Being a pillar of community banking for over a century, APS Bank is committed as ever to the economic and social development of its marketplace. APS Bank is one of the most exciting and enterprising banks with an agenda of modernization, and growth, helped in no small way by its young, qualified and highly-talented workforce.

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Vjal Portomaso St Julian's PTM, 01 Portomaso Suite, Hilton, Malta
Delegate Pass - € 25


From 27-06-2023 to 27-06-2023