Terra: A Conference on ESG & Impact Investing


Meet our speakers and panelists

Chiara del Prete - Chair at EFRAG's Sustainability Reporting Technical Expert Group

Chiara has been Chair of EFRAG's Sustainability Reporting TEG since February 2023, although she was already serving this role since May 2022 as Acting Chair. Her role is to lead and manage all EFRAG's sustainability reporting technical activities.


David Howe - Founder at Jordisk

David is a sustainability leader with over 20 years of global business experience. Besides running Jordisk, a firm which advises companies on integrating sustainability into their operations, he is a Non-Executive Director for NHS 24 and a Trustee of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Before founding Jordisk, he led several sectors of Microsoft's business, and also held roles at Compaq, UBS Investment Bank and the British Royal Engineers.


Pascal Lagarde - Executive Director at bpifrance

At bpifrance, Pascal is in charge of International Affairs, Strategy, ESG and Research. Until recently he also was part of the Board of Directors at the European Investment Fund and has held other leadership and high profile roles in both the private and public sectors in areas related to investment, private equity, defence and others.

https://www.bpifrance.fr/nous-decouvrir/direction-generale/pascal-lagarde (in French)

Marie Briguglio - Associate Professor at the University of Malta

Marie Briguglio is a resident academic at the University of Malta (UM) lecturing mainly in Behavioural Economics and Environmental Economics, and expert on themes of economics of wellbeing, environmental cooperation, political preferences, cultural participation and market failure. She is also the principal investigator of the Malta well-being INDEX project.


Martins Zemitis - Economic Analyst at the European Commission

Martins is a Deputy Head at the Representation of the European Commission in Latvia, currently serving at a semester in the EU Commission's Malta office. His main areas of interest is economic policy analysis, driving reforms and improving the investment environment. He has experience working with both quantitative and qualitative analysis, research, organisation and policy management.


Roberta Lepre - Founder & Managing Director at Weave Consulting

A lawyer by profession, Roberta spent the first years of her career working in the public and non-profit sectors, driven by a passion to create positive change. She engages, and works with, the business community, business leaders and entrepreneurs to implement projects which have a positive impact.


Matthew Swain - Head of Sustainability at APS Group

Matthew Swain is Head of Sustainability at APS Bank Bank Plc. Prior to this, Matthew spent over a decade in London working with a major global bank. He specialised in renewable energy lending for corporates, eventually managing and implementing global sustainability risk policies. He is experienced at assessing ESG impacts of large scale financing projects as well as developing climate strategies for the banking sector. In his time at APS he has lead the development of an ESG Strategy Framework and setting up the banks Medium term ESG commitments. He is now working to implement a wider Sustainability strategy ensuring alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as overall responsibility for Emissions Accounting and ESG reporting.


Dr Luke Hili - Associate at Ganado Advocates

Luke works within Ganado's insurance and capital markets practices, assisting clients wishing to raise finance on the capital markets, and advising them on how best to meet their obligations. He also advises financial market participants and advisers with the formulation of their sustainability disclosures, and has worked with a number of life insurers seeking to comply with the obligations arising from the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).


Antonello Gauci - CEO at Inspire

Passionate about leadership, sustainability and driving meaningful change, Antonello is a dynamic and results-orientated leader with a proven track record in effective team management. With over 20 years of management experience and as a fellow of the Institute of Leadership (UK), he brings a wealth of expertise to his roles. He has served as the CEO of the Inspire Foundation for the past 8 years and is a board member of several other organisations. Antonello also advises organisations on ESG performance and reporting.


George Mangion - Senior Partner at PKF Malta

George has over thirty years experience in accounting, taxation, financial and consultancy services. Through his efforts PKF has established many e-Commerce and international trading companies in Malta and has developed relationships with market leaders in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, USA, Belgium, Italy and Scandinavia. George often lectures and presents at events worldwide on topics such as taxation, auditing and captive insurance.


Herald Bonnici - Secretary General at Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Malta

Herald has held several C-level positions in both public and private sectors, including CEO at Malta Government Investments. He's led large-scale projects and was a member of EU fora such as the Financial Services Committee and the Tax Group. He set up a network of sovereign wealth funds and serves as director on a number of companies. He chairs the Maltese Turkish Business Council, is a member of the real estate steering committee of the World Association of PPPs, and heads operations within a pan-European development group.


Watch this space as we add more speakers and panellists to the line-up.

See the full programme here.

We hope to see you on the 10th July 2024 at the Marriott Resort, St. Julian's, Malta.

You can buy tickets and register here.

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