Sandton Convention Centre
25-26 October 

Meet Our Speaker

Helle Bank Jorgensen

Globally Recognized sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisor with 30 years of experience helping global companies and investors turn sustainability into strong and reliable financial results. She has worked with hundreds of world-leading companies, including IKEA, Nike, Maersk, Shell, Unilever, Novo Nordisk, Orsted and Vestas.

She 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.

She 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. The program has engaged several world-class business leaders like Paul Polman, former Unilever CEO, who calls it an “Incredible initiative.”

Besides being a board member, she serves on His Royal Highness Prince of Wales A4S 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; and the Canadian Climate Governance Experts – a Commonwealth Climate & Law Initiative.

She was the creator of the world’s first Green Account inspired by Life-cycle assessments, as well as the world’s first Integrated Report. She also developed the first holistic supply chain program and was the principal organizer for the CEO/Investor-network for Business Ethics and Non-Financial Reporting. She received the 2019 Clean50 award. She have extensive experience providing strategic and operational guidance to all organizational functions, including advising at the C-suite and board level.

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

She is a State Authorized Public Accountant (CPA) and a Business Lawyer and holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Auditing.