Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam initially founded Ulupono Initiative to contribute to efforts related to sustaining Hawaii’s environment and energizing its economy.
After meeting and working with many of the people and organizations leading these efforts across the islands, the Omidyars narrowed their focus to the areas of boosting local food production, increasing clean renewable energy and improved waste reduction. Pierre and Pam believe these are areas where they can bring their business and philanthropic experiences to bear in a way that will offer positive, sustainable change for Hawaii.
Ulupono has brought together a team with diverse skills to build local partnerships and relationships and invest in the community. The team includes members with experience in finance, energy, communications, fisheries, business, government, non-profit organizations and more.