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The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World

The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World

R. Paul Herman

ISBN: 978-0-470-62250-6

Mar 2010

336 pages

$19.99

Description

A new breed of investing that combines making more money and making a difference

First there were the "Profiteers," investors who sought to make money regardless of the cost to society. Then came the "Do-Gooders," investors who avoided "bad" companies and supported "good" ones, based on philosophy over financials. Now this book introduces a brand new breed of investor: The HIP Investor.

Written for those who want to profit handsomely while also building a better world, it will help you discover companies that are boosting the bottom line by solving key human needs through innovative products and services-benefiting customers, engaging employees, and delivering sustainable, profitable growth for their investors. That's the Human Impact + Profit, or HIP, approach.

In The HIP Investor, R. Paul Herman-creator of the HIP methodology-introduces a revolutionary system that allows investors to profit and make a positive impact. It values measurable results over policies and philosophies, and shows how higher-performing companies can deliver both human impact and profit for shareholders. This book

  • Provides a compelling, easy to use "investor tool-kit" so you can quickly "HIP" your portfolio
  • Reveals the three questions you should ask when looking for a company to invest in
  • Illustrates how world problems can be solved for profit by companies and investors making informed decisions

You can make money while making a difference, and The HIP Investor is here to show you how.

Disclosure and Disclaimer.

Introduction: The New Fundamentals – Build a Better World, Make Bigger Profits.

PART I Getting Ready for Your HIP Portfolio.

Chapter 1 The Importance of Human Impact to Investors.

Chapter 2 Assessing the Global Trends: Why HIP? Why Now?

PART II Researching Your HIP Portfolio.

Chapter 3 Bringing Products to Market That Solve A Human Need.

Chapter 4: Count the Quantifiable Human, Social and Environmental Impacts.

Chapter 5 Directly Embed HIP Criteria into Decision Making.

Chapter 6 Equating Impacts to Profit and Valuation.

PART III Designing Your HIP Portfolio.

Chapter 7 Framing Your Portfolio for Human Impact + Profit.

Chapter 8 Growing a HIP Approach into Your Entire Portfolio.

Chapter 9 How to Make a Future HIP World.

Bibliography.

Acknowledgements.

About the Author.

Index.