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Aimee Christensen

Founder and CEO, Christensen Global Strategies

Biography

Aimée Christensen is CEO of Christensen Global Strategies with clients including the Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, Microsoft, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, Virgin Unite, and United Nations. Trained as an environmental and energy lawyer, she has two decades’ experience in policy, law, investment, and philanthropy including with the U.S. Department of Energy, World Bank, Baker & McKenzie and Google where she guided its earliest climate and energy strategy including a commitment to carbon neutrality. She was Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy For All and co-chair of the World Climate Summit where 800 business leaders mobilized climate solutions. She negotiated the first bilateral climate change agreements (U.S. – Costa Rica 1994, et al.) and wrote the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999). She was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Catto Fellow. In 2009 she relocated to Sun Valley, Idaho to be with family and manage her family’s investments including in solar energy companies, projects and funds. She graduated from Smith College and Stanford Law School.