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The HIP Investor. Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1368583
  • Book
  • May 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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Disclosure and Disclaimer xi

Introduction: The New Fundamentals - Build a Better World, Make Bigger Profits xiii

Part I Getting Ready for Your HIP Portfolio

Chapter 1 The Importance of Human Impact to Investors 3

Chapter 2 Assessing the Global Trends: Why HIP and Why Now? 17

Part II Researching Your HIP Portfolio

Chapter 3 Bringing Products to Market that Solve a Human Need 37

Chapter 4 Count the Quantifiable Human, Social, and Environmental Impacts 59

Chapter 5 Directly Embed HIP Criteria into Decision Making 115

Chapter 6 Equate Impacts to Profit and Valuation 143

Part III Designing Your HIP Portfolio

Chapter 7 Framing Your Portfolio for Human Impact + Profit 185

Chapter 8 Growing a HIP Approach Into Your Entire Portfolio 219

Chapter 9 How to Make a Future HIP World 249

Bibliography 269

Acknowledgments 305

About the Author 309

Index 311

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