Aimee Christensen recently joined Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, where she focuses on global warming and its broader relationship to poverty, development, and public health. Aimee has designed, implemented, and advised on energy and environmental strategies for more than a decade, gaining diverse perspectives from her time in government, in the private sector, and with non-governmental organizations.
Prior to joining Google, Aimee led Christensen Global Strategies, providing corporate, multilateral, and non-profit clients Aimee's combined experience in law, policy, and communications, and strategic, practical guidance on carbon finance, clean energy, and sustainability. Aimee served as a full time consultant to the World Bank’s Legal Department, serving the Bank’s Carbon Finance Business. In 2003 and 2004, she 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.
Prior to joining Baker & McKenzie, she worked on trade and environmental issues for the International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development in Geneva. She 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 agreement on joint implementation, and serving as energy advisor for Presidential trips to Latin America. Aimee is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board member of the Alaska Wilderness League, the Environmental Alliance, 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 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.