Helle Bank Jorgensen

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Toronto, Ontario
CEO & Founder, Competent Boards - Environment, Social And Governance Expert
​​Helle Bank Jorgensen is a Globally Recognized sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisor with 30 years of experience helping global companies and investors turn sustainability into solid and reliable financial results. She worked with hundreds of world-leading companies, including IKEA, Nike, Maersk, Shell, Unilever, Novo Nordisk, Orsted and Vestas. Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of Competent Boards, which offers the global online ESG Competent Boards Certificate & Designation Program with a faculty of over 100 renowned international board members, executives and experts. ​​Helle Bank Jorgensen developed the Program to help board members, executives, and advisors confidently identify, articulate, and act upon their business's most material environmental, social and governance aspects.
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  • Future Trends
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  • Department Meeting
  • Economic Development
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Government Departments & Agencies


​​Helle Bank Jorgensen is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices with a 30-year record of turning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks into innovative and profitable business opportunities. She works with many global Fortune 500 board members, executives, and smaller companies and investors.

​​Helle Bank Jorgensen is the founder and chief executive of Competent Boards, which offers online climate and ESG programs that draw on the experience of over 150 renowned board members, executives, and investors. Hundreds of directors and senior executives have enrolled in these programs to mitigate the risks and seize the opportunities presented by ESG and climate change.

A regular keynote speaker at major events, ​​Helle Bank Jorgensen, is also the author of the newly published book Stewards of The Future: A Guide for Competent Boards. This book shows boards must have the insight and foresight to ask the right questions of management on complex issues such as climate change, ESG, corruption, cybersecurity, human trafficking and supply-chain resilience to realize long-term profits and sustainability.

Helle serves at:

Nasdaq Center for Board Excellence’s Sustainability & ESG Insights Council;
World Economic Forum (WEF) Expert Network for Corporate Governance, Leadership, and Emerging Multinationals;
His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) Global Expert Panel;
The Non-financial Digitisation Working Group of the Impact Management Project (IMP);
The Reuters Panel of Expert Judges for the Responsible Business Awards;
Canadian Climate Governance Experts –- a Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative.

​​Helle Bank Jorgensen has served as the Chair of the European Sustainability Reporting Association (ESRA), the Global Compact Network Canada, Datamaran, and as a member of the Sustainability Advisory Panel of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and the Sustainability Policy Group of the Institute of European Accountants (FEE).

​​Helle Bank Jorgensen trained as a business lawyer and state-authorized public accountant (CPA) in Denmark and earned a master’s degree in business administration and auditing. She is a former PwC audit and advisory partner in Denmark and the United States, leading the firm’s sustainability and climate practices.

​​Helle Bank Jorgensen has pioneered corporate reporting of ESG as part of the widening recognition that environmental, social, and governance issues are crucial contributors to any organization’s success—or failure. She created the world’s first “green account” based on lifecycle assessment and the first integrated annual report that combines ESG with financial performance. She has worked on natural capital accounting for the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

In 2020 ​​Helle Bank Jorgensen was awarded the Global Impact Award and named one of the “5 people in ESG to look out for.” She is also the author of many thought-leading articles.




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Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards
Stewards of the Future: A Guide for Competent Boards
This book demonstrates that for long-term profits and sustainability, boards need not only to define the purpose of their company in society but have the insight to ask the right questions of management on complex issues such as climate change, ESG, corruption, cybersecurity, human trafficking,...
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