Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) and Ulupono Initiative announced today the expansion of their year-old partnership, in anticipation of the groundbreaking for the research feed mill facility that aims to tackle the vital issue of Hawaii's local food security.
Hawaii-based impact investment group Ulupono Initiative welcomes Tee Suntharo, CPA, as its newest investment associate. Suntharo is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities by performing financial due diligence, building financial models, assisting in the structuring of transactions, and aiding the management of funded organizations.
Today, we have the opportunity to chart the course for our energy future and provide input on one of the most crucial environmental and financial developments in our state's history - the merger of NextEra and Hawaiian Electric.
Murray Clay, Managing Partner for the Ulupono Initiative, was a presenting panelist at the Hawaii Economic Association's (HEA) 2015 Annual Conference. In this presentation Murray discussed how Ulupono balances financial profit, environmental health, and social progress using real-life Hawaii experiences.
When Ulupono Initiative works with systems mapping, it takes into consideration the physical, financial and social elements of the system.
October is National Seafood Month, so it’s a perfect time to spotlight sustainable seafood and the ocean ecosystem. After all, we want to keep eating this deliciousness for generations to come, right?
We’re all facing a crucial decision over who will take the reins of our state’s energy future. We’ve committed to a future with 100 percent renewable energy and better reliability from the grid. We also want affordable electricity for our families and businesses. We need to work together to make sure we achieve a bright future for all.
Beginning October 1, more than 50 restaurants and retailers statewide will kickoff Hawaii Seafood Month, an initiative organized by Conservation International Hawaii in partnership with the Hawaii Seafood Council. In conjunction with NOAA’s National Seafood Month, this campaign highlights the collective efforts of the commercial fishing sector and local businesses to promote sustainable, local seafood and vibrant fishing communities across our paeaina.
It’s a familiar story: A large merger is proposed that puts an important piece of Hawaii’s future at stake. Questions are asked about the details of the merger and we’re told, “trust us, we’ve got this handled.” Ask yourself, how many of those promises became reality once that company had control? For the Hawaiian Electric/NextEra merger, now is the time to ensure real commitments for residents and ratepayers, before we lose our chance to do so. Time and again, we’ve learned there is a big difference between firm commitments and empty promises
Over the past three years Ulupono Initiative has proudly sponsored the Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo (APRISE) at the Hawaii Convention Center. APRISE brings together hundreds of local, national and international stakeholders in the energy industry, government, US military and private sector.