Robert Downey Jr. launches two new venture funds that aim to invest in sustainable technology. Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images "I am a technophile and an optimist, who is deeply concerned about restoring the mess we are leaving behind," actor and producer Robert Downey Jr. told Euro News . Last week, the Ironman actor announced two new venture funds that aim to invest in sustainable technology. Their goal will be to address the climate crisis and other major environmental challenges such as deforestation , food scarcity and microplastics . "I love our planet, but it’s got problems — we all know it," Downey Jr. said in an official Instagram post announcing the news. "We need new solutions… I’m seeing crazy, amazing new tech products that can restore the environment, and we are at the precipice of the sustainable technology renaissance with A.I., robotics, computational biology, creating amazing new materials, foods, products, sources of energy." The FootPrint Coalition Ventures, as the rolling funds are called, will invest money in sustainably focused companies, create educational content around the environment and make charitable donations to non-profits, Euro News reported. The funds will act as the new investment arm of Downey Jr.’s […]


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