First Hawaiian Bank donates $5.2 million to communities and nonprofits in 2023: Maui Now

May 12, 2024, 1:00 p.m. HST

First Hawaiian Bank raised more than $5 million for nonprofit and community groups in 2023, including nearly $1 million for Maui wildfire survivors. PC: Courtesy of First Hawaiian Bank

First Hawaiian Bank donated $5.2 million to community and nonprofit organizations in 2023. Contributions include: $2,480,437 in bank donations, $1,920,250 in grants from the First Hawaiian Foundation and $854,615 from the bank's employee-funded Kōkua Mai campaign.

“At First Hawaiian Bank, we recognize that our success is tied to the well-being of the communities we serve, and that is why our commitment to environmental, social and governance principles remains strong,” said Bob Harrison , CEO. President and Chairman of First Hawaiian Bank. “Our commitment to creating a positive social impact, advocating for environmental protection and maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance continues, ensuring that financial success goes hand in hand with the public good.”

The Bank's annual Environmental, Social and Governance Report highlights its 2023 activities and efforts in the areas of governance, social responsibility and environmental responsibility through data dashboards and spotlight stories that delve deeper into the impact of the Bank's initiatives. Highlights of the report include:

  • Contributions totaling $5.2 million in 2023 from the Bank, Foundation and FHB employees, with a focus on the Bank's commitment to the Lahaina community and recovery.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts that have resulted in a diverse workforce that is 63% female and outreach efforts to support the LGBTQ+ community inside and outside the bank.
  • FHB continues to develop its cyber risk management efforts, expanding and integrating cybersecurity resources into its enterprise management framework to align with the bank's business priorities.
  • In 2023, the bank modernized its water systems and pipes, reducing consumption and improving its environmental protection efforts.
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The bank's philanthropic efforts included a $280,634 donation to HomeAid Hawaii to directly support Gov. Josh Green's statewide Kauhale Initiative, which will provide nearly $1 million by the end of 2023 for post-war response and recovery devastating Lahaina wildfire and continued their ongoing support of Aloha Harvest and the redistribution of high-quality surplus food through donations from Kōkua Mai to the group totaling $166,381 since 2017.

FHB's 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report and the full archive can be found here.

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