Helle Bank Jorgensen

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Competent Boards

Helle Bank Jorgensen is a renowned sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisor with close to 30 years of experience helping global companies and investors turn sustainability into strong financial results. Helle has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies including IKEA, Nike, Shell, Unilever, Maersk, Novozymes, Novo Nordisk, Vestas, as well as SMEs and investors.

Besides being a board member, she serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S Global Expert Panel, the Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council, the WBCSD

Governance & Internal Oversight High-Level Advisory Group, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark Release Council and the Canadian Climate Governance Expert Panel. Helle is a Board Facilitator for the UN Global Compact Board Program and a regular keynote speaker and author of many thought-leading articles and books.

Helle was the creator of the world’s first Green Account based on lifecycle assessment, 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 led the Improvement of DJSI and CDP 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. In 2018 she received the Clean50 Award.

Helle was a Partner with PwC for 11 years, building and leading sustainability and climate change practices in Europe and the US. She has extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all functions within an organization, including advising at the C-suite and board level.

Helle is a State Authorized Public Accountant and Business Lawyer by training.



Sessions with this Speaker

Creating Courageous, Competent Boards: Communicating New Risks and Expectations

  • Sustainability as Strategy
  • Mobilizing Capital
We live in changing times with shifting expectations for companies and boards of directors. Dissatisfied with business as usual, many stakeholders are expecting change to come from the top.

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Helle Bank Jorgensen Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Competent Boards
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