The MBA’s Chair, Rick Hunkin, was one of the participants at a webinar organised jointly by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Central Bank of Malta (CBM). The online event, entitled Investment in the post COVID-19 era, digitalisation and climate change and held on the 3rd May 2021, focused on the results and implications arising from the annual survey conducted by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
The MBA Chair participated in a panel discussion, chaired by the Governor of the CBM, Edward Scicluna, with key stakeholders involved in investment finance and business transformation. Asked whether Covid would have a permanent impact, he stated that businesses would need firstly to ensure ongoing sustainability as we emerge from the situation which has impacted so many, and then to embrace the opportunities created in a developing digital and environmentally responsible era, investing to create simpler and more flexible operating models for the future.
Besides Mr Hunkin, participants in the discussion included Mahmood Pradhan, Deputy Director, European Department, IMF, Josef Bonnici, Chairman of the Malta Development Bank, Marisa Xuereb, President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Paul Abela, President of the Malta Chamber of SMEs, and Andrea Clerici from the Rome Office of the EIB.
Link to the CBM’s webpage is found here.