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HIP Investor and Three Part Article Series On Impact Investing

HIP Investor has partnered with, the most advanced interactive online social ecosystem for the financial industry, to publish a three part article series on the value of forward thinking impact investing. The series discusses and gives examples of the “new fundamentals” of investing which provide a closer link to drivers of value creation.

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Part 1: The New Fundamentals: Impact Investing is Smarter Investing

Part 2: Gender Diversity Can Add Value and Reduce Risk: Baxter International vs. ExxonMobil

Part 3: Measuring Innovation and Value for Society: Texas Instruments vs Wells Fargo



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Interview: Paul Herman, the HIP Investor

March 21, 2012 | Jocelyn Ling
Interview: Paul Herman, the HIP Investor

 I recently had the pleasure of interviewing investment adviser and portfolio manager R. Paul Herman, pioneer of the HIP (Human Impact + Profit) methodology and author of The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World. Paul invented HIP in 2004 to connect investors seeking positive human, social and environmental impacts and seeking financial returns with investments designed to deliver those intended results. Paul shared his insights and thoughts on constructing an impact investing portfolio as well as his most practical solution for investors to start thinking about this process.

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R. Paul Herman in Bloomberg Businessweek

December 10, 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek | R. Paul Herman
Sustainability-Minded Investing Makes Dollars and Sense
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The New Metrics of Sustainable Business

HIP Investor was thrilled to be selected to guest edit Sustainable Brands October 2011 Issues in Focus series: The New Metrics of Sustainable Business.

From entrepreneurial founders and CEOs to thought leaders and academics, a run through this editorial package offers superb examples of how to design and measure the shift towards a more sustainable brand and enterprise – and discover hidden sources of potential revenue, profit and shareholder value. Continue Reading →

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HIP Investor in Huffington Post “Let’s Value People as an Asset”

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October 28, 2011 Huffington Post | R. Paul Herman and Tom Bowmer
Let’s Value People as an Asset, and Bring Financial Statements into the 21st Century
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HIP Audio Features

LISTEN to the latest views of HIP’s CEO and The HIP Investor book from the Radio / Podcast, including iTunes

* Magnet Investing Radio Show with Jordan Kimmel – ”Introducing the New Fundamentals of Investing,” interview with R. Paul Herman (about 30 minutes)

* CNN Radio DallasAhead of the Curve” with Vince Rowe – Interview with R. Paul Herman  – “The HIP Investor, Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World” (about 50 minutes)

* InvestoRadio – DonMcDonald and Tom Cock help investors navigate the world of finance. (about 45 minutes; also available on iTunes; recorded June 24)

* VoiceAmericaBusiness - The Money Answers Show with Jordan Goodman interviews HIP CEO and author R. Paul Herman. (About 55 minutes.)

* Power Trading Radio – Merlin Rothfeld interviews the HIP book author R. Paul Herman. (About 10 minutes; available on iTunes; scroll down to the April 29, 2010 segment.)

* Gabriel Wisdom - Business Talk Radio Network radio host and investment adviser Gabe Wisdom interviews the HIP CEO. (About a 10 minute interview; fast-forward to, or click the audio player to, about the 30th minute.)

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[HIP POV, via Green Money Journal] The New Fundamentals of Investing

Spring 2011 Green Money Journal | R. Paul Herman
HIP CEO R. Paul Herman describes “The New Fundamentals of Investing” for investors of all types, and details the following steps to being more HIP in your portfolio:

How Can You Be a Leading Impact Investor – and More HIP

  • Integrate “impact” as a fundamental criterion in your portfolio.
  • Measure that impact now and over time – discover your HIP Score.
  • Seek out sustainable investments in all asset classes of your portfolio, including your bank – use the HIP Check.
  • Allocate funds to investments that deliver quantifiable impact and profit.
  • Make it public by making the Investing Pledge.
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[HIP POV via Reuters & MatterNetwork] Mini-summaries of HIP Book chapters

Read Excerpts from the Book: ‘The HIP Investor”

Can an investment help the pocketbook and the planet at the same time? Definitely, says R. Paul Herman, author of “The HIP Investor: Making Better Profits by Building a Better World.”
Matter Network is proud to present excerpts from Herman’s book as an ongoing series. Explore the links below, and put your money on a wiser course.
R. Paul Herman is CEO and founder of HIP Investor Inc. [] Herman is the author of “The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World,” [ ] published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.
Herman is a registered representative of HIP Investor Inc., an investment adviser registered in California, Washington and Illinois. NOTE: This feature, excerpted and adapted from the HIP book, is not an offer of securities nor a solicitation. The information presented is for information and education purposes, and is NOT an investment recommendation. Past performance is not indicative of future results. All investing risks loss of principal.
The author and his clients may invest in the companies mentioned above, including in the HIP 100 Index portfolio. Details and full disclosures are at
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[HIP POV, via Reuters] Can Gordon Gekko’s Greed Be Good? Yes, if it’s HIP

[HIP POV, via Reuters, and Matter Network]



Can Gordon Gekko’s Greed Be Good ?
Yes, if it’s HIP

By R. Paul Herman

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” the mythic Gordon Gekko pronounced in the 1987 hit Wall Street. Michael Douglas seared those words into our collective conscious for more than two decades – yet today many forward-thinking investors and leading executives are questioning the dark consequences of that theme, given the 2008 meltdown and subsequent Great Recession.

A new crop of business strategies, product innovations and investment approaches are emerging to show that firms can be more profitable and deliver for shareholders when they balance unbridled short-term greed with the opportunity to do more good for all of society. By solving seemingly intractable long-term societal needs with today’s powerful levers of business and investing, these leaders are paving the way to a better world and potentially bigger profits.

READ the full feature on on REUTERS financial news network:

…or read the FULL feature on Matter Network, for cleantech news and green investing:

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“How HIP is Your…?” is excerpting the head-to-head company faceoffs from Chapter 7 of The HIP Investor book. FastCompany has added its own analysis and links to previous features it has written on the firms. See a mini-excerpt of the HIP faceoff grids for companies and brands most of you already know.

NOTE: Sustainability statistics are a mix of 2007, 2008 and 2009 data (since books quote historical information). Check each company’s website for the latest info. The HIP approach is intended as a tool to help you interpret the data.

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