Sustainable Businesses: ESG integration

'Sustainable Businesses: ESG integration' is the third APS Business talk, an offshoot of our APS talks series. Through this initiative, created with business in mind, APS Bank is pairing up with experts in their fields to share their knowledge to create talks targeted directly at businesses. This session will be held on 27th January 2022 and will be presented by Manuele Vagnoli representing Tuning Fork Advisory.

What is ESG? Why is it relevant and how will it impact your business?

Over a span of an hour Manuele will be touching on the definition of ESG, its roots, as well as its relevance in today’s world, in reference to international regulatory frameworks such as the Paris Agreement. He will discuss sustainability and ecological transformation from a business perspective, while reviewing the principles of responsible banking. Manuele will be explaining how SDGs should be integrated in business strategy, and highlighting the effects of climate change on liabilities, rating and valuation of a company.

In conclusion, he will talk about local standards and norms, while providing recommendations for transparency and ESG reporting.

18:30: Introduction
18:35: Presentation by Manuele Vagnoli
19:20: Q&A

Central European Time (CET)


Manuele Vagnoli is an environmental engineer leading the sustainability pillar at Tuning Fork Advisory (TFA) part of NOUV. Since joining TFA 4 years ago, Manuele has been involved in various projects with the aim of optimizing sustainable and environmental aspects of local businesses within different economic realities, ranging from manufacturing to the service industry and hospitality, as well as government agencies.


Manuele’s biggest achievements are not only related to the working place but also to his participation within the Climate-KIC community, one of the largest public-private innovation partnerships focused on climate innovation to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Furthermore, Manuele has participated in different seed funding activities for Climate-KIC and was granted funds for his ideas related to innovative carbon sequestration solutions.


Locally, Manuele is a registered waste auditor on the ERA register and a registered Energy Auditor on the REWS register, as well as a member of the Circular Economy committee and Energy Efficiency committee within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. He considers his work a passion and lives by setting an example for his colleagues and friends. His current efforts are focused on the recent EU sustainable activities related to ESG reporting with the goal to promote sustainable corporate governance, attenuating short-termism in capital markets, and fostering investment in sustainable projects.


Tuning Fork has recently merged with Nouv Group, which has provided the opportunity to amplify their service offering and target both the local as well as international markets.


TFA aims to obtain knowledge and best practices from different countries, and then apply this locally in order to help Maltese organisations to meet EU business standards, by remaining competitive and at the same time adopting sustainable processes.





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