Taking a Stand Against Ocean Pollution

Legg Mason Sponsors Inagural “The Race Against Plastic” 10k
Apr 26, 2019 11:30 AM ET

Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management joined forces to co-sponsor a run on April 11th in Stockholm, Sweden, to benefit Plastic Oceans, a pioneer in the fight against plastics in our seas.

 “The Race Against Plastic (TRAP)” inaugural 10k featured 25 clients dusting off their running shoes and joining together in the fight to reduce polluting our oceans with plastics. Runners and supporters raised nearly $10,000 for the cause!

The event kicked off with a warm-up by Malin Ewerlöf, an elite Swedish athlete who is known as one of the country’s best runners, having held several national records.

Peter Andersson, Head of Nordics and New Markets (EMEA) at Legg Mason, commented: “This was without question one of the best events I’ve been part of in my career, perhaps the best. The good cause, the community spirit, the unmatched feeling of doing some real good and of course fundraising for a wonderful cause. I think we’ve started something big here and who knows where we can take it… The investment community is very strongly behind this and we are now right at the centre of it. Exciting times…”

Plastic Facts: Did you know?

  • Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.
  • Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied.
  • Based on current trends, our oceans will have more plastic than fish (by weight) by 2050.

Visit Plastic Oceans to learn more about this important issue.

In Europe (excluding UK and Switzerland), this financial promotion is issued by Legg Mason Investments (Ireland) Limited, registered office 6th Floor, Building 3, Number 1 Ballsbridge, 126 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 D04 EP27. Registered in Ireland, Company No. 271887. Authorised and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.