Presidio Graduate School will focus on investing to build a better world as it presents a Master Class with impact investing expert R. Paul Herman on Tuesday, April 16. Open to the public, the class will highlight practical approaches to choosing investments that have a positive social impact, reflect personal values and meet financial goals.

Herman is the CEO of HIP Investor, Inc., and creator of the HIP (Human Impact + Profit) method of investing to produce both social benefits and financial returns. He developed a ratings system for companies in multiple industries as well as the HIP 100 investment index and portfolio to assist individual, family, foundation and institutional investors. Herman also has served as an investment strategist for eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s impact investing firm and a strategic sustainability advisor to Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, Cisco, Charles Schwab, and Walmart.

“We are proud to present this innovative thinker in the area of impact investing as part of our Master Class series,” says Ryan Cabinte, faculty director for the Presidio Center for Professional Development (PresidioPRO). “Paul Herman is a pioneer in examining the relationship between shareholder returns and human impact, and a sought-after speaker and lecturer.”

Offered through PresidioPRO, the Master Class series provides opportunities for professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to expand their knowledge, learn best practices, interact with sustainability thought leaders and generate new ideas to address business challenges. Each class incorporates readings and exercises applying the tools and methods presented by the lecturer.

What: Master Class on Impact Investing
Where: San Francisco HUB, 925 Market Street, San Francisco
When: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m., April 16, 2013
Cost: General Public: $150
HUB Member: $35
Presidio Alumni: $35
Presidio Students: $35
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About Presidio Graduate School

Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, dual degree and professional development programs in sustainable management, Presidio activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.