Christensen Global Strategies collaborates with industries, investors, governments and organizations worldwide to develop solutions for a strong clean global economy. CGS clients have included the Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, FEMSA, Microsoft, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, The Elders and the United Nations. CGS draws on founder Aimée Christensen’s experience as an environmental and energy lawyer with 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. At the U.S. Department of Energy Aimée negotiated the first U.S. bilateral climate change agreement (1994 with Costa Rica, followed by Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina) and the first regional sustainable energy agenda, for the Summit of the Americas (1994). 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 met to share strategies and mobilize solutions to our climate challenge. From 2007-2011, she advised Virgin Unite in shaping three of Sir Richard Branson’s innovative initiatives: The Elders, The Carbon War Room, and The B Team.
In 2009 she moved home to Sun Valley, Idaho for family and to manage her family’s investments including in several solar energy projects and funds. There she chairs the Ketchum Energy Advisory Committee and is co-founder of the recently launched Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, through which she is bringing her expertise and network home to Sun Valley protect local quality of life and to serve as a model and resource to communities everywhere.