Leonardo DiCaprio, Laurene Powell Jobs Team for New Alliance to Tackle Climate Change

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Leonardo DiCaprio and his environmental charity are teaming with Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs and billionaire investor Brian Sheth to launch Earth Alliance as a new non-profit to battle climate change.AP-PEOPLE-LEONARDO-DICAPRIO-93401417As a founding co-chair, the Oscar-winning actor will fold The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation into Earth Alliance as he combines forces with Powell Jobs and her Emerson Collective and Sheth, who is a co-founder and president of the private equity fund Vista Equity Partners and also board chair of the Global Wildlife Conservation.Sheth also founded the Sheth Sangreal Foundation, which will fully finance the administrative costs of Earth Alliance.

 

“Today marks the next step in the evolution of LDF as it fully merges under the new Earth Alliance management and grant-making framework,” DiCaprio said Tuesday in a statement. “Laurene and Brian are incredible civic leaders who share my passion and understanding of the urgency and scale of the challenges we face.”
Since launching in 1998, DiCaprio’s environmental charity has handed out around $100 million in grants to battle climate change around the world.

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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