Ulupono Initiative


Keep up to date with Ulupono’s latest updates,
announcements, and press releases.

November 13, 2018

Datta Announces Retirement from Ulupono Initiative

Categories: Featured | Press Release

Kyle Datta, who has been a General Partner of Ulupono Initiative since it was founded in 2009, announced today that he is retiring.

“We are so grateful for all of Kyle’s work to help build Ulupono over the last decade,” said Mike Mohr, board member of Ulupono Initiative. “His strategic systems approach to tackling some of our state’s biggest challenges lays the foundation for transformative change to help Hawai‘i be more resilient and self-sufficient for many years to come. We wish him well and hope he enjoys his retirement.”

During Datta’s tenure, Ulupono has invested nearly $80 million in organizations across the state that are working to increase the quality of life for Hawai‘i’s residents by producing more local food, generating more renewable energy, increasing clean transportation, and supporting better management of water and waste.

“It has been such an honor for me to help start and guide Ulupono’s work,” Datta said. “I am deeply grateful for the confidence that the board has placed in me as well as for the remarkable colleagues and community partners I have had the privilege to work with over the years. While I have very much enjoyed my role with Ulupono, it’s time for me to take a step back, and I am confident about Ulupono’s ability to continue to have catalytic impact for Hawai‘i. I look forward to continuing my work with a variety of organizations throughout the state to help further Hawai‘i’s sustainability and resilience.”

Murray Clay will continue as the Managing Partner, overseeing all operations and investments.

About Ulupono Initiative
Ulupono Initiative is a for-profit, impact investment firm that strives to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawai‘i by working toward solutions that create more locally grown food, increase clean renewable energy and better management of waste and water. For more information about Ulupono Initiative, please visit ulupono.com or connect with Ulupono on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Amy Hennessey, APR
(808) 544-8973