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January 16, 2018

Ulupono Initiative Announces Advancements of Two Advocates for Sustainability Ahead of Legislative Session

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Hawai‘i-based impact investment firm Ulupono Initiative announced new roles today for two members of its government affairs and investment teams.

Brandon Lee has transitioned into the role of Senior Associate, Government Affairs. He formerly served as Associate, Policy/Public–Private Partnerships. Lee will continue representing Ulupono Initiative and its interests at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, where he works diligently with lawmakers on important policy issues related to Ulupono’s mission.

Prior to joining Ulupono Initiative in 2010, Lee worked at the Hawai’i State Legislature. Lee is an alumnus of Pearl City High School on O‘ahu, and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, political science and American Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UH), and a Master of Business Administration from the UH Shidler College of Business.

John Cowen has been promoted to Associate, Investments. He previously served as a Senior Analyst, Investments. He will continue his work with the UIupono Initiative investment team, including conducting evaluation, due diligence and financial modeling.

Prior to joining Ulupono in 2016, Cowen served as manager of energy economics at Energy Industry Corporation. Cowen is a graduate of Punahou School, and obtained his Bachelor in Science Management with concentrations in finance and economics from Boston College.

About Ulupono Initiative
Ulupono Initiative LLC 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 fresh water. For more information about Ulupono Initiative, please visit www.ulupono.com or follow @ulupono on Twitter.