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CEO of Christensen Global Strategies
Aimée Christensen is CEO of Christensen Global Strategies, where her clients have included the Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, Microsoft, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, Virgin Unite, and the 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, the World Bank, Baker & McKenzie and Google where she guided the company’s first climate change initiatives including a commitment to carbon neutrality and successfully lobbying for passage of California’s climate change legislation. In 2012, she served as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General's High Level Group on Sustainable Energy For All; in 2010 and 2011, she was the founding program chair of the World Climate Summit, where over 800 business leaders mobilized solutions to our climate challenge. She manages her family’s investments including in solar energy companies, projects, and funds. She wrote the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999) and was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Catto Fellow. She graduated from Smith College and Stanford Law School. You can find her at www.christensenglobal.com and follow her on Twitter at @AimeeGlobal.