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The ''S'' in ESG


The ''S'' in ESG

Tuesday 27th June 2023

Portomaso Suite, Hilton Malta

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This conference will explore various aspects, including how a company manages its relationship with its stakeholders, especially its workforce, tackling topics including wellbeing and inclusivity. We will also discuss how ESG will effect access to finance as well as an introduction to ESG reporting and assessments.



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 – 9.45 – Mr. George Darmanin, MOSHPA President & EHS practitioner - Why is Occupational Health and Safety relevant to ESG

9.45 – 10.00 – Dr. Jonathan Spiteri, Resident Academic at University of Malta - A Deep Dive into the Social dimension of ESG

10.00 – 10.15 - Ms. Gabriella Borda, Sustainability advisor – The Link between the S, the E & G

10.15 – 10.30 – TBC

10.30 – 10.50 – Networking coffee break

10.50 – 11.10 – Mr. Matthew Orrell and Ms. Elizabeth Gousse Ballotte – Partners at PKF New York – Performing an ESG assessment for a gaming company

11.10 – 11.30 – Mr. Andrew Barberi, Manager of the learning & Development team, Richmond Foundation - Mental Health at the Workplace

11.30 – 12.15 – Panel discussion 

  • Ms. Christine-Ann Deasey (o.b.o. people with disabilities and inclusivity),
  • Dr. Valerie Visanich (sociologist),
  • Ms. Ingrid Azzopardi (Deputy Chair at MESGA / co-founder of the ESG Alliance)
  • Mr. Clinton Flores (Head of ESG at BOV)
  • Mr. Mark Azzopardi (Sustainability Consultant)
  • Mr. Matthew Swain (ESG Senior Manager at APS Bank plc)

12.15 – 12.25 – Q&A

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


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 2023-06-27 to 2023-06-27