Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Aimée Christensen

CEO, Christensen Global Strategies; Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute


Aimée Christensen is CEO of Christensen Global Strategies and executive director of the Sun Valley Institute. She has twenty-five years' experience in policy, law, investment and business including with Google, the World Bank, Baker & McKenzie, and the U.S. Department of Energy, where she negotiated the first bilateral and regional agreements on climate change. She served as special adviser to the UN Secretary General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy For All, and advised Virgin Unite in shaping three of Sir Richard Branson's initiatives: The Elders, The Carbon War Room, and The B Team. As "Climate Maven" at Google, she guided the company's first climate change initiatives, including a commitment to carbon neutrality and launching Google.org's first climate project to accelerate electric transportation. She serves on several boards, including the National Forest Foundation and the Global Institute on Sustainability at Arizona State University. Aimée is the 2011 Hillary Institute laureate and a 2010 Aspen Institute Catto Fellow.

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