Helle Bank Jorgensen
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Helle Bank Jorgensen

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Competent Boards

Helle Bank Jorgensen is one of the world’s most experienced and renowned sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisers. She is a business lawyer and a state-authorized public accountant who has extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all functions within an organization, including advising at the C-suite and board level.

She brings over 25 years of experience advising global companies and investors on sustainability and climate change; 11 of those years as a partner with PwC in Europe and the U.S., leading sustainability and climate change practices. She was the creator of the world’s first Green Account as well as the world’s first Integrated Report, the first holistic supply chain program, and was the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. She has led the CDP-report of the S&P 500, the Improvement of DJSI ranking and investor communication for global companies, and has worked on Natural Capital Accounting for IFC/World Bank. In 2015, Helle became the first in North America to have received the Certificate of Achievement and passed the GRI G4 Exam.

Helle serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S Global Expert Panel, the Canadian W20 Delegation, and the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council. Until recently, she was the Chair at Datamaran, a UK based technology startup, and for several years she served on the Board of European Policy Centre (EPC), Board of CSR Europe, Board of American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), Sustainability Advisory Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), International associate of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), and as Member of the Council for International Development Cooperation (DANIDA). She is also a Board Facilitator for the UN Global Compact Board Program.

She has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies and is a regular keynote speaker and the author of many thought-leading articles and books about sustainability, climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, Gender Equality, and the roles and responsibilities of board members and investors. Helle is also the founder of the Global Compact Network Canada
and is the CEO of a certified Woman-Owned business, B.Accountability, where she advises global business leaders how to turn sustainability into strong financial results. Helle received the Clean50 award in 2018 for her work in building the Global Compact Network Canada.