We’ve recently come across some articles that provide some new information about topics we’ve written about before.

More evidence of the black tax. There’s more evidence that local government units with more racially and ethnically diverse populations are stuck with higher borrowing costs. This appears to be more a case of implicit bias rather than explicit bias, but it’s bias all the same. We’ve written about this before.

Issuers are saving money with “Green Bonds.” We’ve written a series of posts, most recently here, about the ease and advantages of labelling your borrowing as green bonds, and the emergence of a “greenium” – savings to the issuer related to using the green bonds label. The evidence for a greenium continues to accrue.

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