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 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
About the Author 309