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Hawaii Business Magazine continues CHANGE Event series covering Hawai‘i's most important issues virtually:

Community & Economy, Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture, Natural Environment, Government & Civics, and Education.

Hawai‘i Community Foundation created the CHANGE Framework to identify gaps and opportunities for positive change and to mobilize people to work together toward shared goals.

At these events you will:

Hear from speakers about key developments in each area

Be inspired by how the Hawai‘i business community is taking action

Learn how to get involved and

Network with like-minded people at the after-panel virtual pau hana*.

In August, we will be hosting G- Government & Civics.

Improving Our Political Climate

Change will happen when more citizens are involved, including leaders and ordinary people from our neighborhood, businesses, nonprofits and governments.

Hear from our speakers about:

  1. The pandemic has revealed further flaws in state and county governments. What can we do to fix the worst of our governments’ flaws?
  2. The long-term finances of state and county government were dire before the pandemic and now are worse. What are the most important steps we should take?
  3. By several measures, Hawai‘i has the worst rate of voting in the country. How can we engage more people in civics and meaningful political conversations?
  4. How can we build consensus and shared purpose in Hawai‘i despite our differences?


 Colbert Matsumoto, Chairman, Island Holdings

Colin Moore, Director of the Public Policy Center, and Associate Professor of Political Science

Jeffrey Laupola, Co-author and Project Lead, Report: Troubled Waters: Charting a New Fiscal Course for Hawaii

Jennifer Sabas, Director, Daniel K. Inouye Institute


Steve Petranik, Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine

*Attendees will automatically enter small group (7-10) for a quick meet and chat virtual pau hana with like-minded thought leaders.

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information

Hawaii Business Magazine

1088 Bishop Street, Suite LL2
Honolulu, HI 96813

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