BREAKING: Leonardo DiCaprio Joins Eco-Friendly Bank Aspiration’s Advisory Board

Leonardo DiCaprio – longtime climate change advocate and founder of environmental awareness organization The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – is an “actorvist” committed to the protection and well-being of earth’s inhabitants.

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Leonardo DiCaprio | Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Supporting global projects designed to protect vulnerable wildlife and aid threatened ecosystems, Leonardo DiCaprio has been using his influence to “stand up for nature” for the last 20 years.  

As part of his advocacy, DiCaprio has invested in several sustainable companies, such as Beyond Meat, AllBirds, Runa, and more; however, his foundation alone has invested over a million dollars to environmental causes. As for his latest venture, announced on March 21, 2019, DiCaprio will be joining the advisory board and investing in Aspiration.

Aspiration is an alternative to big banks and is designed to help people save the planet while saving money. Speaking on behalf of Aspiration, and his involvement, Leonardo DiCaprio stated:

“Each year $100 billion worth of pipelines, drilling and other fossil fuel-extraction projects are funded with money deposited at traditional banks,” said Leonardo DiCaprio. To bring about long-term solutions for our planet, we need alternatives that empower everyday consumers to take action against climate change. Aspiration helps people protect our planet by ensuring their deposits are fossil fuel free and by rewarding socially-conscious spending. I’m proud to be a part of Aspiration and their work to help save the planet.”

About Aspiration

Aspiration offers sustainable banking services and investment products, so you can make a profit while turning the world into a better place. Big Bank customers are often unaware that their deposits are used to fund oil pipelines or that their fees are turned into campaign contributions for politicians they may not support. This smoke and mirrors banking system is precisely what Aspiration fights.

According to Aspiration, the founders “didn’t set out to build a bank. They set out to build a better world.”  Meaning, “more money in your pocket – and more power to do good in your hands.” In short, Aspiration is a banking company built on trust; one that allows its customers to put their “consciences first.”

While the Big Banks work the hardest for the top one percent, Aspiration works to bring the best financial solutions to all of its customers. It’s no surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio has chosen to back a bank built on community and environmental awareness.

How will Leonardo DiCaprio be involved in Aspiration?

While the exact nature of Leonardo DiCaprio’s involvement in Aspiration has yet to be disclosed, advisory board membership usually comes with a few standard responsibilities and expectations.

As an advisory board member, Leonardo DiCaprio will likely provide strategic advice regarding the management of the corporation. Though his words will be non-binding, they will serve to guide the corporation in the right direction. New companies often choose to develop an advisory board to benefit from the knowledge of its members without the expenses customary of a board of directors.

As an advisory board member, Leonardo DiCaprio will provide Aspiration with access to influential individuals, help spread the company’s mission, and expand its network of contacts. Acting as both a resource and a mentor, Leonardo DiCaprio’s influence and advice will help maintain Aspiration’s growth.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s upcoming projects

Aside from joining Aspiration’s advisory board and continuing his advocacy through his foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio has a few films on the horizon. DiCaprio is set to appear in what may be Quentin Tarantino’s penultimate film – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – as fading western star Rick Dalton. DiCaprio will take to the silver screen July 26 alongside fellow Hollywood A-listers Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Al Pacino.

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According to IMDb, Leonardo DiCaprio is also set to star in the upcoming films Roosevelt, The Devil in the White City, Killers of the Flower Moon, and The Black Hand. As for the latter two, both are currently in pre-production.