EXPERIENCE Christensen Global Strategies enables global leaders to create solutions that propel positive change. We help create legacy programs with enduring positive brand identities, fiscal strength, and a commitment to resilient, healthy communities. Christensen Global walks alongside our clients leveraging our global experience, networks, and strategic vision to empower the development of sustainable business models..
VISION Today’s global challenges present opportunities. From pressure on natural resource supplies to climate-driven instability, our reliance on nature and people makes sustainability a global imperative. Governments, investors, corporate leaders, and consumers recognize this and are calling for new business models, greater transparency, and a shift to long-term thinking and new collaborations accordingly.
NETWORK CGS’s wide and deep network ensures rewarding collaborations and awareness of future trends to ensure success. As a result of years in multiple sectors in multiple cities, the Christensen Global Strategies team has access to an unparalleled network of leading policy makers, financial and corporate leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs, and philanthropists and nonprofits.
Aimee Christensen, a global leader in sustainability.
Aimée Christensen is founder and CEO of Christensen Global Strategies collaborating with industries, governments, organizations and individuals worldwide to develop solutions for a strong clean global economy, healthy communities and protection of our natural resources. She is known as a thought-leader who also delivers results. Trained as an environmental and energy lawyer with deep experience in energy policy in Washington, D.C., she brings two decades of experience in climate change and sustainability strategy to the corporate, investment, and philanthropic sectors.
Building a Global Network For Over Two Decades.
Aimée’s clients are wide-ranging and have included the Abundant Power Group, Carbon War Room, Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, the Elders, the Global Observatory, Ogilvy, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, Virgin Unite and Wolfensohn + Co. She serves as Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General’s High Level Group on Sustainable Energy For All supporting mobilization of action toward the Sustainable Energy For All Initiative’s three complementary goals: doubling the share of renewable energy globally, doubling the global rate of improvement of energy efficiency, and ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
Global Sustainability Experience.
In 2010 and 2011, Aimée served as Program Chair of the World Climate Summit, and at the UN “COP16” climate talks in Cancun in December 2010, Christensen orchestrated “Business Action for Climate 2010,” showcasing business leadership on climate change with the CEOs of Duke Energy, Dow Chemical, The Coca-Cola Company, and FEMSA. Joined by Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, Business Action for Climate successfully launched business’ presence at COP 16.
In addition to her advisory work, Ms. Christensen has contributed to building the global clean economy by playing a central role in the founding of a number of organizations, campaigns, and businesses including the Clean Economy Development Center, the Clean Economy Network, the Global Observatory, EKO Asset Management Partners, and the Newark Green Future Network. She is responsible for a number of critical firsts including drafting and negotiating the first U.S. bilateral agreements on climate change, and writing and successfully advocating for the adoption of the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University).
A Commitment to Sustainability Leadership.
Prior to starting her own company, she worked in “green” leadership positions at Google.org and the U.S. Department of Energy, and she concentrated on environmental issues while practicing law with the World Bank and with Baker & McKenzie’s groundbreaking Climate Change and Clean Energy practice group. For her ongoing environmental leadership, in April 2011 the Hillary Institute of International Leadership’s international board chose Christensen as its third global Laureate for exceptional leadership on Climate Change Solutions, and in 2010 she was awarded an Aspen Institute Catto Environmental Leadership Fellowship. In 2008, she spoke on energy issues at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and she was named an “emerging leader” by the New Leaders Council.
Global Leadership Laureate
Hillary Institute for International Leadership, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011
Fellow, Catto Environmental Leadership Fellowship
The Aspen Institute, 2010-2011
Recipient, 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader Award
New Leaders Council, August 25, 2008
Co-Recipient, Stanford Dean of Students Outstanding Achievement Award
Secretary’s Gold Award
U.S. Department of Energy, 1997.
Award for Special Act or Service
U.S. Department of Energy, 1995.
BOARDS AND PRO BONO
Aimée serves on numerous boards and advisory boards including the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force, ecoAmerica and Vote Solar and is a frequent contributor to media outlets, including Bloomberg and ABC’s energyNOW! Finally, while a student at Stanford Law School, Ms. Christensen wrote and led efforts to obtain the adoption by Stanford’s Board of Trustees of the “Climate Change and Investment Responsibility Policy,” which governs Stanford’s investment policies to this day.
Government Advisory Boards
Sustainability and Efficiency Task Force, Department of Homeland Security
Corporate Advisory Boards
EKO Asset Management Partners
Abundant Power Group
Full Circle Biochar
Non-Profit Board of Directors
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Non-Profit Advisory Boards
TERI North America (www.terina.org)
Pro Bono Activities
Organizing Committee, 2009 Green Inaugural Ball
Co-Founder / National Co-Chair,
Clean Tech & Green Business for President Obama (2008)
Advisor, Newark Green Future Network, City of Newark, NJ
Member, Independent Task Force on Climate Change,
Council on Foreign Relations