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Aimée Christensen

Senior Adviser, World Climate Foundation and CEO, Christensen Global

Aimée Christensen is founder and CEO of Christensen Global, a strategic advisory firm developing, accelerating and scaling solutions for impact. She has three decades of 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. Christensen drafted and negotiated the first U.S. bilateral and regional climate change agreements (U.S.-Costa Rica, et. al., 1994-1997), drafted the first-ever university endowment climate investment policy (Stanford University, 1999), and has advised clients including The B Team, Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, The Elders, Global Ocean Commission, Microsoft, 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.