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.
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.
About the Author.