Our investment model is based on our founders’ belief that both the non-profit and for-profit sectors can be a force for good.
We want to harness that good and inspire catalytic change for Hawaii.
Where We Invest
Because Ulupono is focused on creating impact for Hawaii, we look carefully at companies and organizations that will help us achieve our goals in our sectors of interest. We find there is often crossover within sectors, but ultimately, we invest in organizations that are working to produce more locally grown food, more renewable energy and/or reduce waste.
Ulupono seeks to invest in and help grow local organizations involved in clean/renewable energy, diversified agriculture, and use waste as a resource that have high potential for creating large-scale social impact in an innovative and sustainable manner, and where our involvement will be catalytic in achieving that outcome.
A thriving ulu (breadfruit) industry will lead to more locally produced food and also reduce the cost of animal feed – the single largest cost to local animal producers.
BioEnergy Hawaii waste diversion practices will recover our “wasted” resources and generate products to support local sustainable agriculture and alternative energy initiatives.
Blue Ocean Mariculture
Defining the technology, tools and techniques for successful, responsible open ocean mariculture.
A leading bioenergy technology developer working to commercially deploy alternative energy.
Hawaii Dairy Farms
Striving to produce fresh, nutritious local milk for Hawaii's families using a pasture-based, rotational grazing dairy that's good for the economy and environment.
Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning
A seawater air conditioning district cooling system that will provide air conditioning to downtown Honolulu buildings.
Ibis Networks enables commercial and government enterprises to significantly reduce their plug load energy consumption.
A project aimed at revitalizing former pineapple land on Maui for large-scale vegetable production.
OI-HPU Feed Mill
Establishing a state-of-the-art facility to tackle Hawaii's vital issues of local food production and security.
Paniolo Cattle Company
Creating a more robust local beef supply chain to provide quality products to all Hawaii consumers.
A leader in the integrated biology, processes and production of cassava, and algae-based advanced biofuels.
SolarCity's Department of Transportation Projects
15 Hawaii State Department of Transportation sites will provide 3.4 megawatts of solar electricity generation capacity and reduce the need for 15,000 barrels of fuel oil annually.
A Hawaii-founded clean tech company that developed an award-winning concentrated solar power system.