Tomlinson (2008)

Tomlinson, Andrew. "Assessing the Ethical Content of Alternative Investments." The Journal of Investing, Spring 2008.

Author's abstract:   "Values-based investors (like other investors) have been advised to consider alternative investments as a source of uncorrelated returns, but we lack a framework within which to assess the “values” content of such investments. The types of relationships that may exist between an investor, the instrument, and related parties are analyzed. Using this analysis, a preliminary framework is constructed to assess and rank the ethical content of traditional and nontraditional investments in the form of an ethical scoring matrix."


LK comment:  One of the first articles on the the social and ethical evaluation of alternative investments.