R. Paul Herman

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Which Firms Should You Trust?

There are four groups of quantifiable metrics a HIP investor can use to evaluate companies on Trust: 1. Agreeing to be interviewed 2.…
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Does Your Company’s Diversity Match Your Customers?

Global companies demand an understanding of the diversity of their customers, employees and suppliers.
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Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line

Public companies are increasingly tracking earth-related metrics, from waste to water to carbon and energy. As a HIP investor, you will see improvements…
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The Wealthy Employee: Why Money Ought to Go Below the CEO

Healthy, wealthy and wise, said Ben Franklin. Leading companies seek out strategies to build wealth and health for employees, typically resulting in higher…
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What 4 Global Trends Will Drive 21st Century Investing?

These 4 global trends are growing in scale and depth. Forward-looking investors are evaluating these trends for portfolio decisions, and seeking out sustainability-oriented…
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The New Fundamentals of Investing: Building a Better World Drives Potential for Higher Profits

Now, there is a new investment approach—one that seeks bigger profits that capitalists pursue while building a better world that do-gooders desire. The…
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Interview with R. Paul Herman, Founder and CEO of HIP Investor

R. Paul Herman, founder and CEO of HIP Investor, discusses the difference between impact investing and socially responsible investing, how HIP evaluates firms,…

CFO Engagement on Shareholder Social and Environmental Expectations

This post is part of a series on Stakeholder Engagement sponsored by Jurat Software. Deloitte’s CFO Signals report summarizes the issues that CFOs are…
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Hip Investor: How To Invest Without Compromising Your Values

Investment adviser and author R. Paul Herman holds a rare belief: that investments can do good and make money at the same time. …