Founder and CEO
Cooney has been a serial eco-entrepreneur since 2003, having started and grown five mission-driven companies, with three successful exits. He is a McGraw-Hill published author and former professor in the MBA program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he taught the first sustainable business course in the University of Hawaii system. He serves as the Chairman of the Board for his previous startup, Important Media, which is one of the top five sustainability media companies in the world, with 4 million monthly readers, and owns the world’s largest renewable energy news site (CleanTechnica). Cooney was featured on the cover of Pacific Edge Magazine’s sustainable business issue in 2015, nominated for “Clean Tech Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Hawaii Venture Capital Association in 2015 and for a Corporate Social Responsibility Award by Pacific Edge in 2016.