The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World

( 1 )

Overview

Is it possible to make bigger profits while building a betterworld? Yes, if you are a HIP investor. Most investors have focusedon a capitalist approach—chasing short-term financial gains,but risking societal, environmental, and economic stability. Anincreasing minority follows a socially responsiblephilosophy—excluding "bad" companies from theirportfolio—that often leads to lower long-term returns. Athird way, transformational for the investing world, is revealed inthis book: a "HIP" approach that can realize the...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (12) from $4.13   
  • New (5) from $17.27   
  • Used (7) from $4.13   

Overview

Is it possible to make bigger profits while building a betterworld? Yes, if you are a HIP investor. Most investors have focusedon a capitalist approach—chasing short-term financial gains,but risking societal, environmental, and economic stability. Anincreasing minority follows a socially responsiblephilosophy—excluding "bad" companies from theirportfolio—that often leads to lower long-term returns. Athird way, transformational for the investing world, is revealed inthis book: a "HIP" approach that can realize the bigger profitsthat capitalists seek while building a better world that thesocially conscious desire. HIP stands for Human Impact + Profit.With this book, you'll discover exactly how to incorporate it intoyour investment portfolio.

In The HIP Investor, R. Paul Herman—creator of theHIP methodology and a leading investment manager—introduces asystematic approach for investors that is designed for moreattractive profits and positive human, social, and environmentalimpact. Based on comprehensive research of the S&P 500, HIPassesses and values measurable results over well-intentionedpolicies and philosophies, and shows how higher-performingcompanies can deliver both human impact and profit forshareholders. This HIP approach is shown to outperform thefinancial returns of the S&P benchmark in both up and downmarkets.

Written for investors of all types and their financial advisors,this detailed guide will help you construct a portfolio of firmsthat are boosting their bottom line by meeting five core humanneeds. Leading firms benefit customers, engage employees, and deliver sustainable, profitable growth for their investors throughinnovative products, measures, and decision making. Each chapterreveals a fundamentally strong analytical approach enriched withreal-world case studies that show you how your portfolio cancapture substantial financial returns and generate positive impactwhile also mitigating risks.

As a reliable resource for investors, The HIPInvestor:

  • Provides a new set of questions and tools to build a solid HIPportfolio across all asset types, including stocks, bonds, and realestate
  • Outlines "the new fundamentals" of investing and how to performa full quantitative assessment of a company's Human Impact + Profitpotential
  • Highlights which companies in the S&P 500 are the most andleast HIP, based on their products, metrics, and decisionmaking
  • Shows you "how to be more HIP" in how you invest, where youwork, and what you buy
  • And much more

If you're looking for a fundamentally strong, long-termsystematic approach to your investments that can generateattractive profits for your portfolio while building a betterworld, this book has the tools you need to succeed. After readingThe HIP Investor, you'll discover how to position yourportfolio, your company, and your life for more Human Impact +Profit.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470575123
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 322
  • Sales rank: 1,050,861
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

R. PAUL HERMAN created the HIPSM methodology for investors worldwide to realize Human Impact + ProfitSM. Herman advises investors and manages portfolios (including the HIP 100 Index) using "The HIP ScorecardSM" featured in Fast Company magazine and at www.HIPinvestor.com. 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 advises leading corporations (including Walmart and Nike) and foundations on how to be more HIP. His insights have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, BusinessWeek, and on CNN and CNBC.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Disclosure and Disclaimer.

Introduction: The New Fundamentals – Build a Better World,Make Bigger Profits.

PART I Getting Ready for Your HIPPortfolio.

Chapter 1 The Importance of Human Impact to Investors.

Chapter 2 Assessing the Global Trends: Why HIP? Why Now?

PART II Researching Your HIP Portfolio.

Chapter 3 Bringing Products to Market That Solve A HumanNeed.

Chapter 4: Count the Quantifiable Human, Social andEnvironmental Impacts.

Chapter 5 Directly Embed HIP Criteria into Decision Making.

Chapter 6 Equating Impacts to Profit and Valuation.

PART III Designing Your HIP Portfolio.

Chapter 7 Framing Your Portfolio for Human Impact + Profit.

Chapter 8 Growing a HIP Approach into Your EntirePortfolio.

Chapter 9 How to Make a Future HIP World.

Bibliography.

Acknowledgements.

About the Author.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Ur house is on the next page, first one.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)