Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
All things sustainable.
I am Managing Partner and Director of Social Research for Natural Investments LLC, Hawaii's only investment advisory firm exclusively dedicated to socially and environmentally responsible investments. Since 1985, we have been dedicated to conscious and ethical finance, channeling capital into companies and infrastructure projects which are facilitating the transition to a more sustainable society.
Hi, I am not related directly to the Nemez clan members you mention....I hope to see Christopher in the next week or two to discuss some other opportunities that I ahve learned abut involving purchase power agreements..Also small scale wind projects may be quite feasible for the verage, nonaccredited investors....like homeowner groups...fir extra income....interesting paradigm shifts...I was at a French American Chamber event last night where some of these paradigms were being discussed, USA vs. Germany and France....Kathleen.
I am meeting with one of your partners, Christopher Peck, Friday, here in California. We have some mutual interests around green investing.
I just met one of the founders of a very interesting company with initiatives in Hawaii, www.humdingerwind.com....Kurt Kornbluth.....He has a new paradigm for harnessing wind power that lowers the cost for smaller installations and the third world....
My firm, Natural Investments LLC (www.naturalinvesting.com), manages client portfolios that are invested exclusively in companies, financial institutions, and infrastructure projects worldwide that are screened according to investor values. This way people can stay away from that which they find ethically objectionable, but more importantly, it's how we channel capital towards a more sustainable future. By investing in greener technologies, renewable energy, organic foods, recycled and biodegradable products, non-toxic building materials, natural fibers, etc, we can create a civilization which does not pollute and which can generate wealth without so many harmful consequences.
While this is my profession, here on the Big Island I also volunteer my time to help local businesses adopt these same sustainability practices via the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce's Kuleana Green Business Program, which recognizes qualifying businesses for their exceptional commitment to their employees, customers, community, and environment. Visit www.kona-kohala.com/kuleana-green-business-program.asp for more information and to see the list of member businesses. We recently had our annual conference, which was one of the many events of the Kona Earth Festival, which I co-founded and also steward. Visit www.konaearthfestival.org for info on the Kuleana Business Conference & Trade Show and the other eco-awareness events over a 6-week period.
I'd love to present what I do to the Tech Hui sometime - I'm about all things sustainable....
Please do! You are welcome to use the blog (click "Add New Blog Post" at the top) or post on the renewable energy group. The next time there is a general meetup I will send you a note. Are you on Oahu?