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M23091.2 - European Sustainability Reporting Standards – Environmental - Session 2 (Online)

  • 8 Nov 2023
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30  no break
Speakers: Ms Christine Galea, Mr Norbert Paul Vella, Ms Chandrasekhar Sahana, Mr Carl Zammit La Rosa & Mr Chris Meilak
Venue: Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

Under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), large and most listed companies in the EU will be required to start adopting European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRSs) in a matter of months, for financial years starting 1 January 2024. It is only a matter of time before other companies follow suit, with other large and small and medium-sized undertakings, among others, also being subject to these requirements as from financial years starting 1 January 2025 and 2026. As companies prepare for these new requirements, it is important that they understand the detailed disclosures and the related metrics that must be reported on. This CPE session will focus on those topical standards related to the environment, being climate change, pollution, water and marine resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, and resource use and circular economy.


This session will focus on the disclosure requirements as detailed within:
  • ESRS E1 Climate change
  • ESRS E2 Pollution
  • ESRS E3 Water and marine resources
  • ESRS E4 Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • ESRS E5 Resource use and circular economy
The session will also provide a brief overview of the ESRS cross-cutting standards. These two standards set out the general requirements and disclosures which apply throughout the sustainability reporting under the ESRS framework.


Members of the accountancy profession and sustainability professionals interested in the reporting obligations emanating from the ESRSs and/or who may be involved in the collection, analysis or reporting of such information.


As organisations respond to various sustainability pressures, accountants and non-accountants alike need to keep up to speed with the changing regulatory environment and learn how to gather, understand, and articulate performance on a range of material sustainability matters.

    Speakers' Profiles

    Christine Galea is a Senior Manager responsible for Finance Department at the GO plc. She joined GO plc in December 1997 after obtaining the Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Malta. She is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Accountants.  In her capacity at GO plc, a public listed company on the local stock exchange, she plays a pivotal role in orchestrating the preparation of GO’s NRFD (Non-Financial Reporting Directive) reporting. This responsibility has sparked her interest in the evolving landscape of ESG reporting.  In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is actively involved in the ESG working group within MIA.  Her contributions include leading a subgroup dedicated to ESG Financial reporting. Her involvement underscores her commitment to fostering transparency and sustainability within her organisation and the wider business community. 
    Sahana Chandrasekharis the CSRD champion in the Accounting Advisory Services team at KPMG. She helps clients in the preparation of their sustainability report in compliance with the ESRS standards. Her role also involves keeping up to date with all sustainability reporting initiatives within the EU and understanding their implications and statutory consequences on local entities. She provides advice on financial and non-financial reporting matters to clients, which includes assisting clients with the preparation of annual reports and guiding them through any new uncharted reporting environments.
    Carl Zammit La Rosa is a Manager at PwC focusing on ESG and supporting clients with their sustainability journey through carbon footprint assessments, sustainability strategies, non-financial reporting and assurance on sustainability information, amongst others. Carl is also leading PwC Malta’s net zero commitment to 2030 and assists on other aspects of management consulting relating to EU funding and policy. Carl is a member of the MIA Sustainable Finance Committee.
    Norbert Paul Vella is a Partner at PwC Malta and has over 16 years of experience in matters related to the financial sector including extensive consultation experience in relation to financial services regulation within the local banking sector.
    Norbert leads the banking advisory practice of PwC Malta and is well versed with the ongoing developments in respect of the management and supervision of ESG risks for credit institutions and the wider financial services community.  He is also leading PwC Malta’s ESG Reporting and Assurance initiatives.

    Chris Meilak is a Certified Public Accountant, Economist and Partner at EY Malta, leading the Valuation, Modeling and Economics sub-service line in Malta. Chris joined EY in 2006 and has carried out a number of assignments in relation to valuations and financial/ business modelling. Chris holds an MA in Economics and the ACCA degree and is a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Malta.


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