Pensions: The time has come to take action
03rd July 2023

There were some urgent ‘calls to action’ made at the Malta Sustainability Forum (MSF) on pension inequities organised by APS Bank plc, which focused on raising awareness about marginalised groups and creating a sustainable long-term lifestyle for pensioners.

Whether messages from some of the ...

Confronting Pension Inequity: Unmasking the silent struggle
20th June 2023

The Malta Sustainability Forum (MSF) is once again taking up the topic of pensions for its second event of 2023, this time honing in on the inequities posed by the current system. The event, which forms part of the Sustain Tomorrow Today theme, is being held on 22 June at the Portamaso Suite, Hilton Malta. ...

Reconsidering Mobility – Questions & Answers
14th April 2023
We had an overwhelming amount of questions submitted during the first module of the Malta Sustainability Forum 2023, ‘Reconsidering Mobility’. We didn’t have time to answer all of them during the live ...
Reconsidering Mobility discussed at the latest MSF
29th March 2023

Time is running out if Malta is to achieve its legally binding carbon emission targets – and with transport accounting for over a third of all emissions on the island, change is clearly needed in this sector.

This was the overall message conveyed by the speakers and panellists at ...

Can we change the transport system?
28th March 2023

The latest National Household Travel Survey, from 2021, confirmed what we all experience on a day-to-day basis when moving around our islands: Malta’s roads are overflowing with cars, and most of our trips are made by private car. The travel survey showed how three quarters of all trips are done ...

Reconsidering Mobility
15th March 2023

Over the last decade, Malta has experienced steadfast economic development and considerable population growth, both of which have increased the pressure on the limited land resources, infrastructure and services. A critical driver supporting this development is transport, however, ...

The Pension Gap addressed during the latest MSF
29th November 2022

The recent conference organised by the Malta Sustainability Forum (MSF) clearly demonstrated the need for further reform of the pension schemes in Malta, in particular the second pillar aimed at occupational pensions.

The 2004 report drawn up by the Pension Reform Group had ...

Pension reform: why has it not made pensions adequate?
23rd November 2022

It seems like a long time since – as a journalist – I started writing about the pension reform. That is probably because it is: 18 years to be exact.

So much has changed over the decades since pensions had been introduced to the island: from an aging population to longer life expectancy; from ...

The need to bridge the pension gap covered during the latest Malta Sustainability Forum Conference
16th November 2022

A conference organised by the Malta Sustainability Forum highlighted the need for another reform of the pension system – to ensure that people have an adequate income for their retirement.

The conference was the third event organised by the forum, which was set up by APS Bank to highlight its ...

The challenges of pension adequacy and sustainability
13th November 2022

Over the past 70 years the life expectancy of Maltese and Gozitans has increased in a steady fashion, reaching the early 80s of today.

The quality of life has improved, and people are generally healthier and in a better condition than their grandparents at the same age.

From an ...