SME Chamber participated during a conference by the Malta Sustainability Forum organised by APS Bank
17 November 2022
The discussion focused on the Voluntary Occupational Retirement Pension SME Chamber Vice President, Michael Galea,...
The Malta Chamber of SMEs and the HSBC Malta Foundation have partnered up to organise a series of six webinars for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on corporate sustainability practices across a variety of industries.
The first three webinars of the series focused on sustainability in general, sustainability in the transport and maritime sectors, and sustainability in the retail, wholesale and hospitality sectors.
The remaining three webinars, taking place in the coming months, will elaborate on how sustainability practices can embellish operations in the professional services sector, in the manufacturing and industrial services sectors, and in the financial services sector.
Dr Roberta Lepre, Managing Consultant at Weave Consulting and host of the seminar series, said: “Increasing sustainability practices in corporate operations brings with it various advantages. Beyond being a prerequisite for a better future, sustainability can help businesses in reducing operational costs and gaining access to more innovative technologies. Additionally, business leaders who adopt sustainable approaches will see their corporation’s reputation growing, further underpinning commercial success.”
Michel Cordina, Executive Director and Head of Business Development at HSBC Malta, said: “HSBC Malta is committed to becoming a net-net zero bank by 2030 so sustainability for us is a strategic imperative. In this context, we are actively supporting the business community through activities such as this seminar series to learn about the advantages of sustainable practices and to begin to adapt their operations accordingly.”
Abigail Agius Mamo, Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of SMEs, said: “Operational sustainability is an indicator of how long a business can maintain its current practices without risking its future resources. Ever so more, sustainability refers to ecological resources; however, the focus must also concentrate on social and economic resources, too, to ensure long-term success in today’s challenging corporate landscape.”
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