R. Paul Herman

Professor of Sustainable Finance at Presidio Graduate School; CEO and Founder, HIP Investor Ratings and Portfolio
Wharton alumni

Professor R. Paul Herman is a globally recognized leader in investing to pursue positive impact and profit.  HIP (Human Impact + Profit) Investor licenses 121,800 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 also help 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 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.

Prof. Herman founded HIP Investor 12 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.

Professor 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.

Professor Herman leads the Sustainable Finance concentration and program, and teaches MBAs and MPAs, at the Presidio Graduate School — “the best MBA to change the world,” according to the New York Times .

Prof. 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 investment


Twitter- @HIPinvestor

Book- https://www.amazon.com/HIP-Investor-Bigger-Profits-Building/dp/0470575123


On Wharton Business Radio

Bay Area Ventures: July 8, 2019 Episode Featured ImageBay Area Ventures: July 8, 2019

Host Roland Vandermeer is joined by Dave Chen (Principal and Chairman, Equilibrium) and R. Paul Herman (Professor of Sustainable Finance at Presidio Graduate School; CEO and Founder, HIP Investor Ratings and Portfolio) on the Monday, July 8, 2019 edition of Bay Area Ventures.

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