Aimée Christensen is executive director of Sun Valley Institute for Resilience, advancing policy leadership, public engagement and targeted investments to ensure economic prosperity, environmental protection and human well-being in its home community of Idaho’s Wood River Valley and to serve as a resource for communities everywhere. She also is chief executive officer of Christensen Global Strategies, which she founded in 2005, advising corporations, investors, governments and organizations worldwide. Her clients have included Autodesk, Clinton Global Initiative, Duke Energy, FEMSA, Microsoft, Ogilvy, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Swiss Re, The Elders, Global Ocean Commission, United Nations and Virgin. She has over two decades’ experience in policy, law, investment and philanthropy including with World Bank, Baker & McKenzie, Google and the U.S. Department of Energy, where she began her career negotiating the first U.S. bilateral climate change agreement (1994 with Costa Rica) and negotiating and managing the first regional sustainable energy agenda for Summit of the Americas (1994). At Google, 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. In 2012, she served as special adviser to the U.N. Secretary General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All; in 2010 and 2011, she was founding program chair of the World Climate Summit, gathering over 800 business leaders to act on climate. She has 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, for family and to manage her family’s investments that include several solar energy projects and funds. She is a member of Divest-Invest. Aimée wrote the first university endowment investment policy on climate change (Stanford University, 1999), was the 2011 Hillary Laureate and a 2010 Aspen Catto Fellow. She has a B.A. from Smith College and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.