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How HIP are Your Holdings? Score Them for Human Impact + Profit

At HIP Investor, we make investing choices based on a full and comprehensive picture of all risks and opportunities, in the short- and…
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What Secrets Are Hiding Off Your Balance Sheet?

What is your company’s most important asset? Most of you will say “people.” Many CEOs say this as well. However, where are people…
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How Measuring Health Can Strengthen the Bottom Line

Solving human needs – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality and Trust – can be profitable. This feature delves into metrics of physical & mental…
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5 Metrics You Probably Won’t See in the 10-K (But Wish You Did)

5 types of metrics – Health, Wealth, Earth, Equality, & Trust – are frequently ignored in financial reports & by traditional stock analysts.…
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Funding Closes on First Nationally Focused Impact Investment Fund

SJF Ventures and Citi Community Capital, Citigroup's community lending and investment group, announced the closing of SJF Ventures III LP, the first nationally…
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2012 Shareholder Resolutions Address Corporate Political Power

For decades shareholder advocates have been changing corporate behavior from the inside. They have challenged companies and shown them that doing good is…
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Top 5 Triple Bottom Line US Utilities

With the launch of a first-of-its-kind High Performance Sustainability Index for publicly listed US utilities, Target Rock Advisors has identified and ranked the…
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One More Step And We Get Supply Chain Cake

Apple released details of its supply chain performance, via an extensive “Progress Report.”  Our friends at Supply Chain Matters provided a link to…
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Investors Worth $20 Trillion Discussed Climate Change Risks and Opportunities at the U.N.

Last week the U.N. had finally the chance to see a day of discussions on climate change, focusing on the risks and opportunities…

Shareholder Resolutions Break Records in 2011

Corporations and governments around the world took notice of the power of the masses in 2011 with the Occupy movement taking center stage.…
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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,…

Socially Responsible Investing Expands Despite Shaky Economic Climate

Curious about the effect Occupy Wall Street has had on the socially responsible investing field, I recently spoke with Michael Kramer, Managing Partner…
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Socially Responsible Investing: How Small Investors Can Drive Change

By Jacen Greene From Quaker prohibitions on slave trading, to boycotts of firms doing business in apartheid South Africa, to analyzing corporate carbon…
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The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan’s LEAF is Missing

In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost…
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Shareholder Resolutions Receive Record Levels of Support in 2011

You may have not noticed , but the 2011 proxy season is practically over. In the past, most companies would not notice either…