CEO + Founder — HIP Investors
R. Paul Herman is a globally recognized leader in investing to pursue positive impact and profit. HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor licenses 125,000 impact investment ratings of stocks, bonds, and funds to investors, investment advisors, wealth advisors, fund managers, hedge funds, fiduciaries, and retirement plans, including 401(k)s. HIP’s Ratings have helped drive the Newsweek Green Rankings and the Peter Drucker Index. HIP’s Strategies focus on “”great places to work,” sustainable real estate, global dividends, and sustainability leaders – and are available on Schwab and Folio Institutional. HIP’s Fossil-Fuel-Free Portfolios are diversified across multiple asset classes and pursue climate solutions, and available via HIP, at OpenInvest.co, and in 401(k) plans.
Herman founded HIP Investor 13 years ago to show that investments across all asset classes can solve human, social and environmental problems — and can be more profitable and less risky than portfolios that are extractive of people, natural resources and trust.
Herman’s 2010 text-book, e-book, and audio-book The HIP Investor: Make Bigger Profits by Building a Better World is published by John Wiley & Sons), and is included in 27 university, MBA and MPA curricula worldwide on finance, capital markets and impact investing.
Herman is a graduate of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, advised Boards and executives while with McKinsey and Company, found and funded social entrepreneurs at Ashoka.org, and shaped and measured impact investments at eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s Network. Herman is an advisor to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Net Impact and Sustainable Brands.
Herman’s insights have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, BusinessWeek, CNN, Reuters and CNBC.