Aimée Christensen is founder and CEO of Christensen Global Strategies (www.christensenglobal.com), collaborating with industries, governments, organizations and individuals worldwide to develop solutions for a strong clean global economy. Her clients have included the Carbon War Room, the Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Ogilvy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, The Elders, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Energy, Virgin Unite and Wolfensohn & Co. Trained as an environmental and energy lawyer, she has two decades’ experience in policy, law, investment, and philanthropy including with Google, the World Bank, Baker & McKenzie, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Aimée has provided strategic partnerships and communications advice to major global initiatives including currently as an advisor to the Global Ocean Commission and previously as a Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy For All and as the founding Program Chair of the global business gathering, the World Climate Summit. She has served on boards including with the American Council on Renewable Energy, the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force, and the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development. Ms. Christensen negotiated the first U.S. bilateral climate change accord (with Costa Rica) and wrote and successfully advocated for the adoption of the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University in 1999). She was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Catto Fellow and graduated from Smith College and has a JD from Stanford Law School. She is a graduate of The Community School and returned to Ketchum in December 2009 to live near her parents, Ann and Doug Christensen, and to bring her work home.