Updated: Jan 10
We’re delighted to announce that Helle Bank Jorgensen is joining our non-profit project as Senior Adviser. We were able to secure a thought-provoking essay from Helle for our 2020 'The Sustainability Board Report' (SBR) on ‘Sustainability in the Boardroom’. Helle was widely lauded by the global corporate governance and sustainability community for her interpretation of SBR’s data. Her narrative of urging caution around potential litigation pertaining to insufficient sustainability credentials of directors, resonated.
The collaboration between Helle and SBR has uncovered great synergies between our research and Helle’s experience working with executive and non-executive board directors.
Helle will support our group as a sounding board, and comment on new research as well as promote the importance of sustainability and ESG competence to directors on sustainability committees and to those who are close to such matters.
You can find Helle’s essay on ‘Sustainability in the Boardroom’ on page 12 of the 2020 The Sustainability Board Report here.
About Helle Bank Jorgensen:
Helle Bank Jorgensen is the CEO of the Global ESG Competent Boards Certificate Program. Helle is a globally recognised sustainability, climate change, and ESG advisor with close to 30 years of experience helping global companies and investors turn sustainability into strong and reliable financial results.
Apart from being a board member, Helle 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, and she is a judge for the Ethical Corporation awards. Helle also 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.
She was the creator of the world's first Green Account based on life cycle assessment and the world's first Integrated Report and the first holistic responsible supply chain program.
Before starting her own company, she was a partner at PwC for 11 years, building and leading sustainability practices in Denmark and the US, and build the Canadian chapter of the UN Global Compact.
About The Sustainability Board Report:
The Sustainability Board Report is a privately funded not-for-profit project developed by a group of individuals passionate about sustainability leadership. We believe that business can drive meaningful change.
We aim to showcase different dimensions of good corporate governance and the importance of sustainable corporate leadership. By drawing out best practice and changes over time, the report also aims to help organisations learn from their peers and competitors and understand the changing landscape.