Aimée Christensen has twenty-five years’ experience in climate, energy, sustainability and natural resources across policy, law, investment, and philanthropy. She is currently CEO of Christensen Global Strategies, the founder of the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, and manager of the Christensen Family Office and Christensen Family Foundation. She previously worked at the U.S. Department of Energy, (DOE) World Bank, Baker & McKenzie and Google where she guided the company’s first climate change initiatives including a commitment to carbon neutrality, successfully lobbying for passage of California’s climate change legislation, and launching the first climate project for Google.org to accelerate the electrification of transportation. She is a strategic, entrepreneurial leader: at the DOE she drafted and negotiated the first bilateral climate change agreements (U.S. – Costa Rica 1994, et al.), while in law school she wrote and gained adoption of the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999), she helped build the climate and energy agenda for the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meetings, CGI America, and CGI Latin America, and she advised then-Mayor Cory Booker in greening the City of Newark, NJ to meet job creation and crime reduction goals (2006-2009). At CGS, she advises corporations, investors, governments, philanthropists and organizations worldwide, including the Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, FEMSA, Microsoft, Ogilvy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, The Elders, the United Nations and Virgin. 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, gathering over 800 business leaders to act on climate. She advised Virgin Unite in shaping three of Sir Richard Branson’s initiatives: The Elders, The Carbon War Room, and The B Team. In 2009 she moved home to Sun Valley, Idaho where she manages her family’s investments including in several solar energy projects, companies, and funds. In that role, she serves on the founding Steering Committee of the Climate Solutions Collaborative, a partnership between two impact investment networks, CREO (Cleantech, Renewables and Environmental Opportunities) and Confluence Philanthropy, mobilizing investment into climate solutions. Locally, she serves on the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee and founded the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience to protect regional quality of life and to serve as a model and resource to communities everywhere, convening the annual Sun Valley Forum on Resilience to share strategies and catalyze action. In recognition of her accomplishments, Aimée was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Catto Fellow. She has a BA from Smith College and a JD from Stanford Law School.