Corporate weekly highlights—30 March 2017

Corporate weekly highlights—30 March 2017

Welcome to the weekly highlights from the Lexis®PSL Corporate team for the week ending 30 March 2017, which provide news updates and a comprehensive list of dates for your diary. This week’s edition features: the newly published Market Tracker Trend Report—AGM season 2017–what’s new?; the OECD’s paper on responsible business conduct for institutional investors; the news that Tesco will compensate investors for its market abuse; the FRC’s proposed amendments to FRS 102; Commercial analysis of the Supreme Court decision in Wood v Capita Insurance Services Limited; and IP & IT analysis of the proposed Fox/Sky merger.

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Market Tracker Trend Report

Market Tracker Trend Report: AGM season 2017–what’s new?

Lexis®PSL Corporate has published a new Market Tracker Trend Report ‘AGM season 2017–what’s new?’ As the 2017 annual general meeting (AGM) season gets underway, Lexis®PSL Corporate summarises the latest developments, changes and topics of interest to companies and their advisers when preparing for the AGM.

Topics covered include: pre-emption resolutions; remuneration; risks, viability and Brexit; diversity; and modern slavery statements.

For details see: Market Tracker Trend Report—AGM season 2017—what's new?

Headlines (News updates & analysis)

Investor due diligence

Responsible conduct in financial sector 'vital to sustainable global economy'

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper, ‘Responsible business conduct for institutional investors’, which highlights key considerations for institutional investors in carrying out due diligence to identify and respond to environmental and social risks in their investment portfolios. OECD has said responsible business conduct in the financial sector is vital to building a sustainable global economy. As the OECD acknowledges ‘the inherent complexities’ of the financial sector make practical application of effective due diligence systems challenging, its paper includes an explanation

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