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.
Aina Pono: Hawaii State Farm to School Initiative
Ulupono Initiative is a partner in the State’s initiative to bring more local food into Hawaii’s public schools.
Fair Energy for Hawaii
Ulupono joined the formal regulatory process as one of 28 intervenors, taking the stance that the merger needed to be in the best interest of the public in order to be approved by the PUC.
International business competition that connects sustainable fishing and aquaculture businesses with potential investors.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth's "Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii"
Sharing the history and significance of food in Hawaii with school children in a fun and informative play.
Local Food Coalition
Focusing on solving the challenge of increasing Hawaii’s local food production by bringing people and organizations together.
Promotes sustainable agriculture through the leasing of critical agricultural lands and identifying innovative farmers.
Study of Oahu's Electric Grid
Partnership to study the potential enhancement of the security, reliability, and dependability of the electric grid on Oahu. The study also looks to identify ways to apply analytics to better predict potential risks and issues, such as those resulting from natural disasters.