Committed to a Sustainable Hawaii

As one of the most geographically isolated places in the world, Hawaii has much to gain by transforming itself into a self-sufficient, resilient community equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

Focus Areas / We Focus on Solutions

More Renewable Energy

More Renewable Energy Thumbnail Less harm to our communities and the environment.
The Problem

Energy in Hawaii not only represents one of the largest expenses for businesses and residents, it also contributes toward carbon emissions and direct impacts to the environment.

More Clean Transportation

More Clean Transportation Thumbnail Driving awareness and use of clean modes of transportation.
The Problem

The majority of Hawaii’s fossil fuels is used to move people and goods, with ground transportation accounting for 27% of the state’s total petroleum usage and 53% of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Solutions

More Local Food

More Local Food Thumbnail Greater self-sufficiency and resilience.
The Problem

With Hawaii importing nearly 90% of its food, our island communities are at risk of food insecurity resulting from events beyond our control, such as major hurricanes or shipping delays.

More Fresh Water

More Fresh Water Thumbnail Improved stewardship of our most precious resource.
The Problem

Failing to be effective stewards of fresh water resources and better manage and reduce waste has direct impacts on the environment, wildlife and our communities.

The Solutions

Focusing on Solutions

In More Renewable Energy
In More Clean Transportation
In More Local Food
In More Fresh Water
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More Renewable Energy Thumbnail

More Renewable Energy

Less harm to our communities and the environment.
The Problem

Energy in Hawaii not only represents one of the largest expenses for businesses and residents, it also contributes toward carbon emissions and direct impacts to the environment.

More Clean Transportation Thumbnail

More Clean Transportation

Driving awareness and use of clean modes of transportation.
The Problem

The majority of Hawaii’s fossil fuels is used to move people and goods, with ground transportation accounting for 27% of the state’s total petroleum usage and 53% of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Solutions
More Local Food Thumbnail

More Local Food

Greater self-sufficiency and resilience.
The Problem

With Hawaii importing nearly 90% of its food, our island communities are at risk of food insecurity resulting from events beyond our control, such as major hurricanes or shipping delays.

More Fresh Water Thumbnail

More Fresh Water

Improved stewardship of our most precious resource.
The Problem

Failing to be effective stewards of fresh water resources and better manage and reduce waste has direct impacts on the environment, wildlife and our communities.

The Solutions

Our Impact Since 2009

$79M

Total invested in local organizations and solutions

9434

Registered electric vehicles in Hawaii

28%

Renewable energy generation statewide

105M

Pounds of food locally produced

Why We Do It

"I really love doing what I’m doing, and hopefully creating a better community and world for my kids to inherit. As an impact investment firm, Ulupono invests with purpose, and we reinvest any returns back into the work."

Greg Gaug, Senior Vice President, Investments & Analytics

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