Collaborating for a Better Hawaiʻi

HEC leverages the collective leadership of senior executives to accelerate the building of a resilient Hawaiʻi and its central place in the world.

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Leaders committed to making our islands a better place

Representing many diverse sectors, HEC leaders believe in a shared sense of kuleana (responsibility) to find real-world, high-impact solutions that benefit our communities and people.

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Honoring and perpetuating Hawai`i’s Soul and serving as a model globally

Our vision is grounded in Native Hawaiian culture and values that shape the way we live and work. Recognizing that Hawaiʻi’s communities are enhanced by their diversity, we believe in the positive impact of personal connections – across the table and across the ocean.

Collaborative Leadership


HEC leaders believe in the power of collaboration and action to help build a more resilient Hawai‘i.

HEC leaders use their expertise and influence to make tangible progress on the issues that are most important to Hawai‘i’s future.

Collective Action


HEC leaders focus on where their involvement—as leaders or as supporters—can measurably improve outcomes.

HEC leaders seek to develop early proof points with initiatives that are practical, systemic, and responsive to the community.

Commitment to Hawai‘i


The work of HEC, which is grounded in Hawaiian values, can inspire a culture of collaborative leadership beyond these shores and serve as a global model for community transformation.

HEC leaders invite investment and new opportunities for Hawai‘i from collaborators whose values align with theirs.


Our Four Focus Areas

As a backbone organization, HEC works to define root problems, align goals, and accelerate change. We are focused on supporting like-minded leaders who are committed to collaborating for the benefit of Hawai‘i’s future. Post-pandemic, we’ve zeroed in on working in four critical areas: climate, housing, education, and Hawai‘i’s future.

We cannot address these issues as distinct areas of focus because they are intertwined. In each area, the work centers around creating resilient communities. Our role, as a leader and supporter, is to amplify the good work already underway and set in motion initiatives that fill critical gaps.


Learn more about our focus areas here: Four Focus Areas of Community Resilience

HEC Four Focus Areas


Recent Updates

The Cohort Fellow program offers a flagship experience for remote workers and returning kama'āina to relocate and build economic ties to Hawaiʻi.

Technology represents a significant opportunity for Hawaiʻi as we diversify our workforce and support an innovation economy.

Coming together across diverse sectors to accelerate Hawaiʻi’s technology literacy and help local businesses thrive in the digital world.