Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management have lent their support to a 10km race taking place in Stockholm on 11 April in support of a charity working to reduce the amount of plastic found in the world's oceans.
The race takes place at Kungliga Djurgården and is open to those working in financial services.
Donations will be passed on to Plastic Oceans UK (https://plasticoceans.uk/), which supports ongoing research and education projects to help fight against the estimated 8-12 million tonnes of plastic entering the oceans annually - much of it driven by single use plastic products. By 2050 at the current rate of consumption and pollution it is estimated that by weight there may be more plastic in the oceans than fish. Further factsheets and access to scientific papers can be found here: https://plasticoceans.uk/the-facts/fact-sheets-scientific-papers/.