Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management are once again lending their support to a 7km run/walk to raise donations for a charity targeting plastic in the world's oceans.
Taking place at at Kungliga Djurgården in Stockholm on 23 April at 5pm, The Race Against Plastic was first hosted in the Swedish capital last year.
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/.
Plastics make up some 75% of all marine litter, although this can rise to 100% in certain locations. It is estimated that 100% of sea turtle species ingest plastic.
To find out more about how to make a donation to TRAP visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising-edit/TRAP2020
Plastic Oceans also has links for donors here: https://www.justgiving.com/plasticoceans
The InvestmentEurope Pan-European ESG Summit Vienna 2020 takes place on 18-19 June. To find out more and register your interest as a delegate, visit: https://event.investmenteurope.net/esgsummit/en/page/home