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Climate change and its impact on Malta
29th March 2022
In April, APS Bank is organising the Malta Sustainability Forum with the objective of raising awareness on the topic of sustainability, to empower citizens in making conscious decisions towards a more sustainable life. Paul Cocks from MaltaToday spoke to Prof. Charles Galdies, an Associate ...
‘Malta has the opportunity to lead by example’
17th March 2022

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Simone Borg, the Ambassador for Climate Action in Malta, will be delivering a keynote speech during the module 'Level Up for Carbon Neutrality' on 7th April. Prof. Borg ...

‘Sustain Tomorrow Today’ is the theme for the Malta Sustainability Forum 2022
10th March 2022

Sustain Tomorrow Today” is the 2022 theme set for the Malta Sustainability Forum (MSF), organised by APS Bank. MSF was launched in 2019, ...

Deforestation and the fashion industry
03rd March 2022

We read a lot about fast fashion waste, the pollution it creates, and the social injustices created by the clothes we consume but when we are instagramming our new vegan sneakers or our trendy leather jacket, deforestation is the furthest thing on our mind.

Rainforests are ...
What is Gender Pay Gap?
23rd February 2022

The gender pay gap refers to the discrepancy between men and women's average gross hourly earnings. This is calculated on salaries provided directly to employees, before any deductions for income tax and social security contributions.

Unfortunately, this difference in pay between men and women ...
What is Water Pollution?
11th February 2022
Water pollution occurs when toxic substances such as waste, chemical or other particles enter water bodies such as lakes, rivers, ponds, reservoirs and the ocean. These toxic substances  are then either dissolved, suspended in the water or deposited on the bed, degrading the quality of water. Besides ...
What is Climate Change?
03rd February 2022

Long-term changes in temperature and weather patterns are referred to as climate change. Although these changes can be natural, human activities have been the primary driver of climate change since the 1800s, mainly from the burning of fossil fuels, which produces heat-trapping gases. Even though ...

What is renewable energy?
21st January 2022
For the past 150 years or so, we have relied on coal, oil and other fossil fuels for our energy supply, required for our everyday activities, such as driving, heating and cooling our homes, and utilizing electricity. These also release greenhouse gases when they are used and are a major source of global warming and climate ...
What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?
06th January 2022
As explained by United Nations Foundation, “The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s shared plan to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and protect the planet by ...
Repair, reuse, recreate – the benefits of upcycling your clothes
20th December 2021
The fast fashion that we consume is exactly that –clothing made as quickly as possible, out of cheap fabrics, in mass quantity with aggressive marketing campaigns to make us buy more than we need. This strategy pays little regards to the waste of natural resources, pollutants from the manufacturing process ...