Helle Bank Jorgensen
The Global Compact Network Canada is led by Helle Bank Jorgensen who was appointed as the UN Special Advisor to the Global Compact in 2013. She was most recently invited by HRH Prince of Wales to serve at his A4S Expert Panel. Ms. Jorgensen brings over 25 years of experience advising leading global companies, investors, and governmental and non-governmental institutions, such as the Danish Government and the EU on reporting. She has also advised the IFC, the World Bank Group, and SIDA on Responsible Global Supply Chains. Ms. Jorgensen has also served at the Council of DANIDA, while she was based in Denmark. Prior to living in Canada, she lived in Denmark and the US, where for 11 years she was a partner with PwC, leading the sustainability and climate change practice. Ms. Jorgensen has authored several books, penned numerous articles and is a recognized speaker at events. Ms. Jorgensen holds a degree as Business Lawyer (1989), Master of Science in Business Administration and Auditing (1994), and is a State Authorized Public Accountant (1998). She has also been interviewed by Forbes on how to Leverage Gender Diversity To Yield High Financial – And Human – Returns and is a frequent contributing author for GreenBiz. Her most recent article is on how women-owned businesses can be a vehicle for change. As well, Ms. Jorgensen was invited to speak at the UN HLP on Women Economic Empowerment and is the CEO of a certified Woman-Owned business.