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

  • ID: 1368583
  • Book
  • May 2010
  • Region: Global
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"For investors and entrepreneurs seeking a positive global impact, the HIP approach provides a compelling architecture for realizing both impact and profit." WILLIAM H. DRAPER IIIGeneral Partner, Draper Richards L.P.; Managing Director, Draper International; cofounder and Chairman, Draper Richards Foundation; founder, Sutter Hill Ventures

"Paul Herman has written a book that is powerful in that it describes a global economy increasingly driven by social, environmental, and human factors that affect everyday profits, and empowering because it provides a detailed road map for how you can participate in, and lead, this global transformation." Nancy Pfund Managing Partner, DBL Investors; former Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

"The HIP Investor is a blueprint for Wall Street and Main Street investors to create positive human, social, and environmental results that lead to strong long–term investments." Jim Moody, PhD, Economics former U.S. Congressman, Ways & Means Committee; Senior Financial Advisor of a major Wall Street firm; former CFO, Intl. Fund for Agricultural Development

"Service to people is the key to both profits and positive impact. Herman shows how investors can benefit by encouraging these two pursuits that naturally go together." PROFESSOR IQBAL Z. QUADIRfounder and Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT; founder, Grameenphone

"With real insight and clarity, HIP′s data–driven, results–based methodology makes the case for how we can and must begin to link impact and practices to profits. I expect that The HIP Investor will end up in the hands of every business school student interested in social enterprise and every conscious consumer." Dr. CHERYL DORSEY, MD, MPP President, Echoing Green; founder, The Family Van health service; Vice Chair, President′s Commission on White House Fellowships

"Herman delivers a powerful message: Societal value need not be sacrificed to create shareholder value. Better yet, enlightened managers and investors can create a virtuous cycle where social value drives shareholder wealth, and vice versa. Now that′s a killer app!" CHUNKA MUI Coauthor, Unleashing the Killer App and Billion Dollar Lessons; Managing Director, The Devil′s Advocate Group

"It′s my direct professional experience that extraordinary profits are realized when companies embed positive environmental and social benefits in their products and operations. Customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and society all do well in this HIP approach to business and investing." KARYN BARSA CEO, Coyuchi; former CEO, Smith & Hawken; former COO and CFO, Patagonia

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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.


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R. Paul Herman
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