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Aimée Christensen


Aimée Christensen has nearly three decades of climate and sustainability experience in policy, law, investment, philanthropy and business including at Baker & McKenzie, Google, The White House, The World Bank, and the U.S. Department of Energy. As a member of the Clinton Administration, Christensen drafted and negotiated the first U.S. bilateral and regional climate change agreements (U.S.-Costa Rica, et. al., 1994-1997), while at Stanford Law School, she drafted the first-ever university endowment climate investment policy adopted by Stanford University’s Board of Trustees in 1999, and while serving as Climate Maven at Google, guided the company’s commitment to Carbon Neutrality, launched the first project focused on accelerating the electrification of transportation and vehicle to grid, and successfully lobbied for the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) (2006-2007). She is founder and CEO of Christensen Global, a strategic advisory firm developing, accelerating and scaling solutions for impact, with clients ranging from innovators to global businesses, from multilateral institutions to investors. Clients have included Aleph Farms, The B Team, Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, The Elders, Ford Motor Company, Global Ocean Commission, Microsoft, United Nations Foundation, Virgin, and Wolfensohn + Co. She served as Senior Adviser to the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy For All (2012) and founded and led the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience and Sun Valley Forum (2015-2020). She is an Aspen Institute Catto Fellow (2010), a Hillary Institute Leadership Laureate (2011) and an Idaho Business Review Woman of the Year (2020). She has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from Smith College.

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