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Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

Impact investing is having a big effect on Hawaii by changing the way some for-profit businesses and nonprofit agencies operate. In fact, you don't have to be multibillionaires to make investments that have a social impact and pay you back.

Hawaii-Born Pill: The Next Wonder Drug?

Hawaii-Born Pill: The Next Wonder Drug?

A Hawaii biotech startup has synthesized a drug that might become a powerful treatment for all kinds of inflammatory illnesses ranging from heart disease to diabetes. But success is not guaranteed.

Hawaii-based NEAEF a Respected Player in International Affairs

Hawaii-based NEAEF a Respected Player in International Affairs

The Northeast Asia Economic Forum is an international organization working to advance peace and economic development in a volatile region that includes China, Russia, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia and Japan.

How Fish Get From the Sea to Your Plate

How Fish Get From the Sea to Your Plate

The tug of war between fishermen, regulators, environmentalists and global competitors complicates the $87-million-a-year local industry

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii to Introduce Pro-Business Bills at the Legislature

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii to Introduce Pro-Business Bills at the Legislature

Instead of just trying to block anti-business legislation, the Chamber is introducing its own agenda

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

13 Great Things About Waikiki (Plus 13 Awful Things)

Hawaii Business sent a team of reporters, photographers and translators to Waikiki to ask tourists, workers and business owners what they liked and didn't like about the tourist mecca.

Is Hawaiian Telcom's IPTV Rollout a Game Changer

Is Hawaiian Telcom's IPTV Rollout a Game Changer

Hawaiian Telcom hopes new technologies will let it play catch-up with Oceanic and stop its bleeding of residential customers

UHERO Website Goes Beyond Data to Perspective

UHERO Website Goes Beyond Data to Perspective

UHERO gives you an economist's view of Hawaii

Hawaiiʻs Most Charitable Companies 2013

Hawaiiʻs Most Charitable Companies 2013

Corporate giving is vital to Hawaii’s charities and vital to Hawaii itself. Many important nonprofits could not survive without the support of local businesses.

Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

Tyler Tokioka is the president of Island Insurance Foundation and talks about how and why corporations give the way they do.

Building Bridges to China

Building Bridges to China

Chinese companies and individuals are investing tens of billions of dollars in America. Here’s how Hawaii businesses and nonprofits are creating relationships with their Chinese counterparts and working to get a share of those

Riding the Up-and-Down Construction Cycle

Riding the Up-and-Down Construction Cycle

Has the Hawaii construction sector finally turned the corner?

First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii share more differences than similarities

First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii share more differences than similarities

Twins? Not by a longshot. Hawaii's two largest banks take very different routes to profitability and success.

Highlights from the Local Web: Snoop on your neighbors - or yourself

Highlights from the Local Web: Snoop on your neighbors - or yourself

The public portal to the City & County of Honolulu's geographic information system gleams a variety of property data for you investigate.

Can the University of Hawaii make millions off its research?

Can the University of Hawaii make millions off its research?

Building the research enterprise at the University of Hawaii

What's It Worth: A Human Life

What's It Worth: A Human Life

Various ways to calculate what you're worth

Omidyar Fellows and other local programs guide tomorrow's leaders

Omidyar Fellows and other local programs guide tomorrow's leaders

Omidyar Fellows program enters second year

Report Card: School Administrators

Report Card: School Administrators

Fixing decades of bad management at the Department of Education

Highlights from the local web: Hawaii State Library 3.0

Highlights from the local web: Hawaii State Library 3.0

You can access a wide selection of free databases through the Hawaii State Library's website.

Why big development is so difficult in Hawaii

Why big development is so difficult in Hawaii

A look at Hawaii's land use laws

From small beginnings, Pacxa becomes major IT player in Hawaii

From small beginnings, Pacxa becomes major IT player in Hawaii

Pacxa shows how companies grow.

Hawaiian Values

Hawaiian Values

Young Hawaii analysts explain the arcane art of valuation.

What's the ROI on Early Childhood Education

What's the ROI on Early Childhood Education

Preschool isn't just about school.

The State of Hawaii's Plan to Modernize its Medieval Tech Systems

The State of Hawaii's Plan to Modernize its Medieval Tech Systems

Sonny Bhagowalia leads Hawaii's IT transformation

Hawaii Business 2012 CEO of the Year: John Dean of Central Pacific Bank

Hawaii Business 2012 CEO of the Year: John Dean of Central Pacific Bank

How John Dean came out of retirement and worked the complicated deal to save CPB

5 Ways Companies Support Charities

5 Ways Companies Support Charities

How Hawaii's companies give to charity.

Is Liquefied Natural Gas a viable option?

Is Liquefied Natural Gas a viable option?

Hawaii takes a look at natural gas

Talk Story with Bill Wilson of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Talk Story with Bill Wilson of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company

Bill Wilson, president of Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co., talks about construction in Hawaii

Salad Envy offers healthy options at lunchtime

Salad Envy offers healthy options at lunchtime

Salad Envy delivers healthy meals to your workplace

Hawaii's Most Profitable Companies 2012

Hawaii's Most Profitable Companies 2012

Profits for 71 local companies plus a look into what affected their bottom lines

Negotiating Haleiwa's Future

Negotiating Haleiwa's Future

Trying to maintain traditions while transforming the North Shore town

What is Coconut Island worth?

What is Coconut Island worth?

Appraising Paradise

Talk Story with Ben Cayetano

Talk Story with Ben Cayetano

The anti-rail mayoral candidate and former governor explains his take rail and why he's not running a one-issue campaign.

Hawaii's New Foreign Real Estate Buyers

Hawaii's New Foreign Real Estate Buyers

Wealthy Koreans and Chinese from three locations join Japanese and Canadian buyers in the local market

Self-Directed IRA invests in real estate for retirement

Self-Directed IRA invests in real estate for retirement

Roth IRAs and 401ks aren't the only options you have when it comes to retirement savings.

Saving Healthcare

Saving Healthcare

Hawaii healthcare costs are soaring, so many experts say the solution is to turn financial incentives upside down

Talk Story with Robbie Alm

Talk Story with Robbie Alm

Executive VP, Hawaiian Electric Co. Practitioner, Collaborative Leaders Network

Inventive Local Companies Can Apply for Federal SBIR Grants

Inventive Local Companies Can Apply for Federal SBIR Grants

Federal grant program funds innovation at small businesses

Readiband: Identify, Assess and Manage Fatigue

Readiband: Identify, Assess and Manage Fatigue

Making money by monitoring sleep history.

VISIT USA Bill Will Boost the America’s and Hawaii’s Visitor Industry

VISIT USA Bill Will Boost the America’s and Hawaii’s Visitor Industry

New law to attract more visitors to Hawaii.

Innovation: RescueStreamer Can be Seen for Miles in an Emergency

Innovation: RescueStreamer Can be Seen for Miles in an Emergency

RescueStreamer is a long ribbon of orange plastic that can be unfurled by a wayward hiker or someone lost at sea.

Talk Story with Tim Johns of HMSA

Talk Story with Tim Johns of HMSA

The current SVP of HMSA talks about his always moving career, which includes stints at the state DLNR, Amfac and Bishop Museum.

Hawaii's Richest People

Hawaii's Richest People

Tech entrepreneurs and major landowners dominate list

Lessons Learned: Overseas Lessons

Lessons Learned: Overseas Lessons

James Freeman of FSC Architecture + Planning talks about size, technology and what it takes to succeed abroad.

Talk Story with Glenn Sexton of Xerox

Talk Story with Glenn Sexton of Xerox

The VP and general manager of Xerox Hawaii discusses keeping up with today's technology and lessons learned from tragedy.

Not Happy at Nonprofits

Not Happy at Nonprofits

A recent survey shows Hawaii nonprofit executive directors are just as unhappy with their jobs as their mainland counterparts

Talk Story with Neil "Dutch" Kuyper of Parker Ranch

Talk Story with Neil "Dutch" Kuyper of Parker Ranch

The CEO of Parker Ranch talks about the company's sustainability efforts.

GIS in Hawaii

GIS in Hawaii

GIS systems help planners, architects and engineers; maybe you should use it, too

6 Great Small Nonprofits and What Makes Them Succeed

6 Great Small Nonprofits and What Makes Them Succeed

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