Michael Kramer, co-author of The Resilient Investor, has been deeply engaged with all manner of green initiatives in his home state of Hawaii. Not surprisingly, he’s been on the forefront of a shift there that sees resilience as a powerful organizing principle for these efforts. A recent article he penned for Ke Ola magazine, Resilience is the New Sustainability, takes a deep dive into the reasons for this shift and lays out an array of recent programs that are moving the state in this direction. He is enthused about the Big Island’s increasing self-sufficiency in food and the fact that it’s pushing past 50% renewables in its energy mix. Living on an island in the middle of the world’s largest ocean certainly increases the incentives to accelerate these changes, and we can all learn a lot from the dynamic public and private collaborations that are making Hawaii a leader in local resilience.
Michael Kramer’s 45 minute television interview with Jay Fidell of Think Tech Hawaii covers the core themes of The Resilient Investor as well as the sustainable, responsible, and impact investment approach used by Natural Investments.
This week’s MetroHNL profiles The Resilient Investor and the March 10 presentation at ProtoHUB Honolulu featuring State Representative Chris Lee, Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels and Blue Startups, Jeff Mikulina and David Aquino of WEfficiency, and Hunter Heaivilin of Permablitz and the Asia Pacific Center for Regenerative Design.
To register: http://www.protohubhonolulu.net
Michael Kramer’s Sustainable Shareholder column at GreenBiz.com provides an overview of how resilience is replacing sustainability as a core skill set:
Scott Cooney of Important Media and producer of the Sustainability Unconference in Honolulu wrote a nice Triple Pundit piece about the book and conducted this on-site interview with Michael: