R. Paul Herman

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.   H​erman’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.


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