Aimée Christensen, Advisor
Aimée Christensen leads Christensen Global Strategies, applying her experience in policy, law, and communications to her corporate, multilateral, philanthropic, governmental, and non-profit clients seeking to contribute to solving the global challenges of climate change and wider ecosystem degradation and resource scarcity. Her clients have included the Clinton Global Initiative, Global Green USA, Swiss Re, The Elders, the United Nations Development Program, Virgin Unite, and Wolfensohn + Co. From 2006 to 2007, Aimée worked with Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, where she developed strategy, guided early initiatives, and built the team working on global warming and its broader relationship to poverty, development, and public health. She also worked with Google's "Greenteam" to develop the corporate climate strategy including a commitment to carbon neutrality. Previously, Aimée practiced law with the World Bank's Legal Department, serving the Bank's Carbon Finance Business, and in 2003 and 2004, Aimée was Executive Director of Environment2004, an organization dedicated to informing the American public about the linkages between federal environmental policy and local health and quality of life. She came to Environment2004 from her law practice with Baker & McKenzie where she advised clients on energy and environmental matters and legislative strategies. She also worked on trade and environmental issues for the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development in Geneva.
Aimée spent four years at the Department of Energy developing and executing Latin American energy policy, including negotiating the Summit of the Americas energy agenda, the first bilateral agreements on climate change and emissions trading, and serving as energy advisor for Presidential trips to Latin America. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Aimée was elected to represent "U.S. Youth at Rio", introducing then Senator Al Gore before the Global Forum, and calling for greater U.S. leadership toward a shared vision of a healthier, safer, more equitable future. Aimée is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, (and member of its Independent Task Force on Climate Change), a member of the Advisory Board of the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Renewable Energy, ecoAmerica, and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies. She received her B.A. from Smith College and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she wrote and led successful efforts to obtain the adoption by Stanford's Board of Trustees of the "Climate Change and Investment Responsibility Policy" that governs Stanford's investments to this day.