Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the advisory board of Ecuadorian beverage firm Runa after investing within the agency.
DiCaprio joins World Wildlife Fund President Yolanda Kakabadse and former US Secretary of Agriculture and Government Director of UNICEF Ann Veneman on the corporate’s advisory board, studies selection.com.
He participated in an funding spherical, which included Marlon Wayans, Adam Rodriguez (“CSI Miami”) and professional tennis gamers John Isner and Steve Johnson.
Actor Channing Tatum was an early investor.
Runa merchandise are produced from guayusa caffeinated tea leaf from the Ecuadorian Amazon, which is sustainably produced within the rainforest by three,00zero indigenous farming households.
“I’m so proud to hitch with Runa in supporting the indigenous individuals of the Amazon,” DiCaprio stated.
“The way forward for these communities, and lots of like them the world over, are in danger as their native lands are exploited for pure useful resource and agricultural improvement. Sustainable farming practices are key to serving to guarantee a brighter future for therefore many native individuals,” he added.
DiCaprio has dedicated to donating his shares to indigenous group teams within the Amazon.
“We should all do every part we will to assist indigenous and native individuals who too typically endure the worst environmental degradation, and are most in danger from local weather change,” stated “The Revenant” star.
“Empowering them to face up and struggle again towards the surface pursuits that threaten their survival is a trigger that have to be championed,” he added.
He gained the perfect actor Oscar for “The Revenant” earlier in February and spoke out in his acceptance speech about local weather change, calling it “probably the most pressing menace dealing with our whole species.”
DiCaprio is a longtime supporter of environmental organisations and has sat on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, International Inexperienced USA, Worldwide Fund for Animal Welfare and the Pure Assets Protection Council.
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