September 20, 2021

Adrian Grenier on Aligning Our Lives And Our Money with Our Values

We talk a lot on this podcast about the importance of using whatever platforms we have to make the world a better place. Those of us with large platforms, especially, have a responsibility to use them. Our guest this week is certainly using his. Adrian Grenier is an actor, filmmaker, musician, entrepreneur and philanthropist who came to prominence as Vincent Chase in the hit show Entourage.

Although first known as an actor, over the last decade, Adrian Grenier has cemented his place as an activist and a communicator on environmental issues.

As an investor, Adrian has backed companies and entrepreneurs that he believes can change the world for the better. DuContra looks to invest in companies that create positive change by adhering to Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, and is committed to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

At DuContra, the investment strategy is focused on matters that encourage Human Flourishing, such as psychedelics, mental health, sustainable consumption and Communitas (wellness retreats + community building). Here are some of his takes on how we can make wiser investments to make a better impact on people and our planet:

As an activist, Adrian has founded the Lonely Whale Foundation, dedicated to bringing people closer to the world’s oceans through education and awareness, inspiring empathy and action for ocean health and the wellbeing of marine wildlife.

He is also a UN Ambassador where he helped the UN Environment Programme launch Clean Seas, a campaign to end marine plastic pollution. He is also the host for Nat Geo’s documentary series The Last Drop, a documentary on how we can conserve water and ensure sustainable water supplies in the future.


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Sources for audio clips

Entourage: Adrian Grenier "Vince" Behind the Scenes Movie Interview | ScreenSlam
Aligning Your Investments with Your Values - Alissa Todd
Adrian Grenier, Actor and Activist - Clinton Foundation
Adrian Grenier - UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, World Environment Day 2017 - United Nations
Where Food Comes From
Urban Beet Helps Kids Learn About Where Food Comes From - Now This Kids
Wages for Farm Workers
Stanford student sheds light on farm worker wages in viral tweet about summer job -ABC7 News Bay Area
Farming as Art
Art and Farming | Stahlbush Island Farms
Aligning Investments with Values
Aligning Your Investments with Your Values - Alissa Todd
Adrian Grenier on Oceams
Adrian Grenier on Lonely Whale and Ocean Conservation - Now This Earth
Coffee Farm to Table
Colombian Coffee From Farm to Table - Let's Roam Colombia with Avianca
Adrian Grenier - UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, World Environment Day 2017 - United Nations

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Maciej Lewandowski
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle and Milo Bugliari