Helle Bank Jorgensen

Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of Competent Boards, which offers the global online ESG Competent Boards Certificate and Designation Program with a faculty of over 100 renowned international board members, executives, and experts.

Helle has a 30-year track record in turning Environment, Social, Governance (ESG), Climate, and Sustainability risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She has worked with many global Fortune 500 board members and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors.

Helle was the creator of the world’s first Green Account based on lifecycle assessment and the world’s first Integrated Report, the first integrated responsible supply chain management system, and was the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. In addition, she led the improvement of investor communication for global companies and has worked on Natural Capital Accounting for IFC/World Bank. Helle serves on a number of high-profile international panels, including the World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network for Corporate Governance, Leadership, and Emerging Multinationals.

In 2020, Helle was awarded the Global Impact Award and named one of “5 people in ESG to look out for.”

Helle is a business lawyer, frequent keynote speaker, and state-authorized public accountant (CPA), with a Masters in Business Administration and Auditing. She is a former PwC audit and advisory partner in Denmark and the US leading Sustainability & Climate Practices.

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