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Interested in having a speaker from the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) to address your employees, group or event audiences on corporate sustainability? GCNC associates can speak on the following topics:
- The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
- The UN Global Compact focus areas on
- Human Rights,
- Labour, and
Our team, especially our President, Helle Bank Jorgensen is an engaging speaker who can help your audience better understand the value and impact of corporate sustainability. Please see more information on speaker bios below.
Mrs. Bank Jorgensen is one of the world’s most experienced and renowned sustainability, climate change and ESG advisers.
She brings over 25 years of experience advising global companies and investors within sustainability and climate change. 11 of those years as a partner with PwC in Europe and the U.S. leading the sustainability and climate change practices. She was the creator of the world’s first Green Account and later the world’s first Integrated Report and first holistic supply chain program.
She is a regular keynote speaker and the author of many thought-leading articles and books about sustainability, climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the roles and responsibilities of Board members. She has been interviewed by Bloomberg, Forbes, had an article featured in The West Point Journal, The United States Military Academy and is a regular contributor to GreenBiz.
Helle is a business lawyer and a state-authorized public accountant and was the first in North America to receive Certificate of Achievement for passing the GRI G4 Exam. Apart from serving as the CEO of her Certified Women-Owned Business, as President of Global Compact Network Canada, she is also the chair of the AI company Datamaran, the Treasurer of the Danish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Release Council for the Future-Fit Business Benchmark; and Cornerstone Capital Global Advisory Council.She serves at His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Expert Panel and is a Global Board Facilitator for the world’s largest network of responsible businesses, UN Global Compact.
“Helle’s insight and disruptive questions are a great source of inspiration. She brings a unique strategic insight and perspective that help companies and boards focus on the emerging issues that are essential for any company that wants to be in business for the long-run.” ~ Michael Treschow, as Chairman, Unilever
“Helle has a unique expertise in assisting domestic and internationally operating companies with the profitable implementation of sustainability into their corporate strategies, core activities, and into their communication with stakeholders.” ~ Mads Ovlisen, as Chairman, Novo Nordisk & LEGO
“We invited Helle to speak with our Board of Directors Corporate Responsibility Committee. The discussion reinforced the essentiality of strong alignment and the importance of stakeholder engagement and embedding sustainability within the business functions and value chain; a journey that Helle and her company afterwards helped us embark on. Helle brings unique insight and perspective that is rooted in her many years of global business experience.” ~ Maureen Mazurek, as Senior Director, Global Education, Monsanto
“Helle facilitated a series of sessions on Sustainability for PwC’s global board and global leadership. The sessions not only informed but also formed a clear business case and action plan for PwC. As a facilitator, Helle is incredibly knowledgeable, focused, and has an inspiring and energetic flair.” ~ Sam DiPiazza, as Global CEO & Chairman, PwC
“I would highly recommend the B.Accountability team to any organization who wants to introduce their company to the Sustainable Development Goals and how to integrate into strategy and reporting.”
~ Michael Kobori, as Vice President, Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.
As a facilitator, Helle is incredibly knowledgeable, focused, and has an inspiring and energetic flair...
”Helle facilitated a series of sessions on Sustainability for PwC’s global board and global leadership. The sessions not only informed, but also formed a clear business case and action plan for PwC. As a facilitator, Helle is incredibly knowledgeable, focused, and has an inspiring and energetic flair.”
as Global CEO & Chairman, PwC
Aparna is a dedicated Corporate Responsibility Professional with over 6 years of international work experience, across Canada, U.K., and India, spanning a broad range of industries. Aparna holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from York University in Toronto, Canada, with a specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility and a Bachelor’s Degree also from York University in International Development Studies and Anthropology.
Aparna is the Senior Manager at the Global Compact Network Canada, where she works with senior business leaders from the Canadian Private Sector and Canadian Federal Government to advance the 10 Principles of the UN Global Compact and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Aparna is also a Senior Consultant at B.Accountability where she helps to develop, manage, and deliver sustainability projects. Aparna works directly with the distinguished industry leader, Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of B.Accountability and President of the Global Compact Network Canada.
Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, Aparna has worked to inform, inspire and enable the business sector to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and see the strategic opportunities that the goals present. This has resulted in greater engagement with Government, industry leaders, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and is well versed in speaking about the global goals and associated opportunities.
Aparna specializes in Corporate Responsibility Strategy, Sustainable Development Goals, Stakeholder & Government Engagement, Impact Measurement, Evaluation and Reporting, Community Relations, Benchmarking and Government regulations & Compliance.
Aparna is passionate about engaging businesses to create mutually beneficial solutions to complex development challenges in the business environment. In her spare time, Aparna also volunteers with the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship, a youth-led climate change education organization based in Toronto.
Aparna has spoken at several events and initiatives including moderating several panels on the Sustainable Development Goals, Partnerships, Women in corporate leadership, and community engagement. Please see below a list of Aparna’s speaking engagements and experience:
- Moderated a panel on “The Fundamentals of a Fruitful Partnership” at the GCNC’s 2nd Annual SDG Awards, 28 September, Toronto, Canada.
- Moderated a panel on ‘Cracking the glass Ceiling, raising the floor: Women in Leadership’ at the Gender Equality Forum 2017, 4 April, Toronto, Canada
- Spoke as a Panelist at the University of Oshawa on the Sustainable Development Goals and Canadian Businesses at Youth SDG Training, UOIT, 21 Jan 2017, Oshawa, Canada
- Moderated a panel on ‘Corporate Community Engagement for more inclusive development’ at CSR Asia Summit 2013, 17 September 2013, Bangkok, Thailand
- Strategic Advisory volunteer with the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship, a youth-led climate change education organization based in Toronto
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