Ulupono Initiative has invested $175,000 in Volta Industries to help expand its Hawaii network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. This investment will help Volta more than double its current network in Hawaii with 15 new free-to‐use charging stations planned for 2013 statewide. To date, Volta and its sponsors have given away more than 120,000 miles of free charging to Hawaii EV drivers.
The Local Food Coalition (LFC) brings together farmers, ranchers, livestock producers, investors, food manufacturers and other leading organizations, who collectively manage more than 1 million acres of land, and produce the majority of food in our state. Solving our challenge of increasing the local food supply — putting more local food on local plates — can best be accomplished by bringing people and organizations together who can work on the entire food value chain in a systematic way.
Hawaii Beef Producers has joined Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative in an agreement to jointly fund pre-commercial trials for irrigated finish pasture beef production on the Big Island of Hawaii. The irrigated trials will be run on 70 acres of pasture next to the Hawaii Beef Producers processing facility on the Hamakua Coast and involve just under 100 head of cattle. The trials will be completed by May 2013.
Ulupono Initiative, a for-profit impact investment firm, is investing a total of $15 million over the next year to finance SolarCity solar power projects in Hawaii. The partnership is expected to increase Hawaii’s solar power generation by approximately five percent, and can be expanded over time.
Parker Ranch and Ulupono Initiative have entered into an agreement to jointly fund research trials to study the merits of large-scale grass-fed beef production on the Big Island of Hawaii. The trials will follow 200 head of cattle on a test area of 300 acres from September 2012 through May 2013.
Ulupono Initiative, a Hawaii-based firm working to improve the quality of life for Hawaii residents by investing in producing more locally grown food, increasing renewable energy and reducing waste, has announced the appointment of two new team members.
In a move to develop new locally produced dairies and dairy products in the state of Hawaii, a business consortium has been formed by four diverse companies to create Tropical Dairy Solutions, LLC.
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.