The Ulupono Initiative has released the results of a detailed consumer survey of nearly 1,200 shoppers across Oahu that reveals an overwhelming majority of residents believe buying local is very important. The results of the survey indicate that many residents are willing to pay more for some Hawaii-grown products.
Ulupono Initiative today announced that Murray Clay has joined the Hawaii-based social investment firm as managing director.
The Ulupono Initiative has announced that longtime Hawaii writer-reporter Robbie Dingeman has joined its organization as an associate. For more than 20 years, Dingeman has been a writer, news reporter and researcher in Hawaii. Most recently she served as a staff writer for The Honolulu Advertiser for 14 years.
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife Pam today announced the formation of the Ulupono Initiative, a social investment firm dedicated to improving the quality of life for Hawaii’s residents through sustainability. The organization will invest in local businesses and philanthropic organizations focused on renewable energy, local food production, and waste reduction. The Ulupono Initiative seeks to energize the state’s economy and increase its self-reliance through these investments. Local business executives Kyle Datta and Robin Campaniano will co-lead the Ulupono Initiative as general partners.