Paul Herman* invented the HIP (Human Impact + Profit) invesment ratings methodology 10 years ago. Today, HIP Investor measures the sustainability of nearly 5,000 companies globally, and 11,000 governments and non-profits. HIP’s 16,000 ratings guide investors, foundations, endowments, advisors, fund managers and retirement plans towards portfolio choices that are more net positive impact on society — while also linking to lower risk and higher return potential. HIP has advised companies on how to be more sustainable, including Walmart, NIKE, Schwab and ThermoFisher.
Herman’s 2010 book ( The HIP Investor; Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World; published by John Wiley & Sons) is included in 24 university, MBA and MPA curricula worldwide.
Herman’s financial acumen was honed at the Wharton School and McKinsey & Co., and he accelerated social entrepreneurs at Ashoka.org and Omidyar Network. Herman’s insights have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CNN, Reuters, Morningstar.com and CNBC.
* R. Paul Herman is CEO and a registered representative of HIP Investor Inc., an investment adviser registered in California, Washington, and Illinois.