The Boards Role in Sustainability
October 18, 2022
Our Fireside Chat Features:
Helle Bank Jorgensen
CEO, Competent Boards
We are so excited to invite you to join our next BRW event on Tuesday, October 18th, from 4 to 7 pm (MST). We are hosting this workshop both in-person and virtually. In-person registration starts at 4:00 pm, with the workshop starting at 4:30 pm.
Competent Boards is giving away a seat in their upcoming ESG Lite Program to one outstanding professional to deepen their knowledge of ESG in a condensed program (value of CAD$ 2,180). Board Ready Women will be drawing the name of one BRW member during the workshop. (Must be a member of BRW Network, BRW Mentor or Corporate member to qualify for the draw.)
Board directors everywhere are trying to address the new challenges that environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities present to them. One of the largest is monitoring and measuring performance as it relates to climate change. With new climate-related disclosure regulations and laws rapidly approaching in the US (SEC), Europe and other countries, board directors must learn, and quickly, how and what to measure and track to avoid accusations of greenwashing. Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of Competent Boards, will guide you through a 2-hour workshop that addresses these challenges and includes case studies to be discussed by attendees.
Helle 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 and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors. Helle has developed a very complete and popular program on ESG for Boards of Directors at a competitive rate so we are very lucky to have her with us to immerse us in some of the key concepts of the program. For more on her complete ESG program click here https://competentboards.com/.
The event will be hosted in-person in Calgary and virtually. In-person tickets are limited so register early! To submit your questions for Helle Bank Jorgensen, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thanks to Helle Bank Jørgensen, CEO of Competent Boards, for a captivating discussion on the topic of Board’s Role in Sustainability. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and insights with our Board Ready Women network and, most importantly, for sharing your precious time. We were thrilled to have you in Calgary for such a great workshop!
Thank you to everyone who attended for your participation, we hope you enjoyed our workshop and learned more about this topic.
A special thank you to our generous sponsor McCarthy Tétrault Calgary for hosting another event for us and for all your support! We couldn’t do this without you!
Some Of Your Comments:
- I really enjoyed the in-person aspect – it was great to connect with people again
- I was in-person, and it was excellent. If I was unable to get an in-person spot, then I would appreciate being able attend virtually at future events.
- I liked 1) Hearing from Helle, 2) Networking, 3) The location, 4) Wine makes everything better!
- The workshop format was great because it promoted interaction between attendees and also gave the opportunity to hear others speak.
- The feedback session on the case study questions. Very interesting to hear all the different perspectives.
- The break out sessions were a great way to discuss topical issues with a new network
- Thank you for your commitment and passion in developing and growing BRW. Appreciated the overall event, it was well organized and on time.
Helle Bank Jorgensen,
CEO, Competent Boards
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 and executives, as well as smaller companies and investors.
Helle is the founder and chief executive of Competent Boards, which offers online climate and ESG programs that draw on the experience of over 180 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 is also the author of the newly published book Stewards of The Future: A Guide for Competent Boards, an Amazon bestseller. 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
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;
Chair of the Advisory Committee of the ESG Exchange.
She 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).
She trained as a business lawyer and state-authorized public accountant (CPA) in Denmark, and holds 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 has pioneered corporate reporting of ESG as part of the widening recognition that environmental, social, and governance issues are a crucial contributor 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 she was awarded the Global Impact Award and named one of “5 people in ESG to look out for,” and she was recently selected as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in the Green Economy in the US and Canada for 2022. Helle is also the author of many thought-leading articles.