Philippe is a multi Emmy-Nominated TV host, author, speaker, and social entrepreneur.
He is the host and executive producer of Awesome Planet airing on Fox and Hulu now in its fourth season for which he has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award. Philippe is also host of two seasons of The Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau on GreatBigStory.com. Together with his wife Ashlan, he is co-hosting a new Travel Channel show, Caribbean Pirate Treasure, premiering in summer 2017. In 2016 they co-hosted Nuclear Sharks, the #1 show for Discovery’s Shark Week.
As a special correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra.
As an author, Philippe latest children’s book, released in 2016 called Follow the Moon Home has been chosen for the prestigious Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. In addition, he has co-written two books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards.
In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to take action for a sustainable planet.
Philippe is also a social entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to do good. In 2012 he partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the impact investment Global Echo Exchange Traded Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GIVE). A percentage of the fund’s management fees support philanthropic projects around the world including the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Congo an award winning hospital focused on the treatment and empowerment of women.
Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California.
"He was absolutely fantastic, I keep getting email after email thanking us for having him and hosting such a wonderful event. So refreshing for a financial services firm to spend some time away from desks focusing on something unique."- Morgan Stanley
"It was a phenomenal event, Philippe absolutely nailed the message in a way that we’re hearing spectacular feedback from a wide range of campus community members. The response from the students and the Gainesville community was excellent as well. Philippe has a real gift to be able to tailor a message that reaches so many different kinds of audience members, and for each to really say that the whole message resonated with them. The whole thing could not have been more perfect."- University of Florida
"We are SO grateful we got so spend a few days with Philippe on Paradise. Everyone at the conference was so impressed and everyone had so many questions – wanted to ask him about everything! The event was a huge success, and everyone here would like to thank him for giving us the opportunity to have him here to speak to the team, as well as in the event."- Sales & Special Events Manager, Las Ventanas al Paraíso
"Philippe was extraordinary! He was very accessible to the people at the event and his keynote was superb. He is an extremely intelligent individual who interacted easily and freely with anyone who approached him and a great speaker. A real cool and savvy guy. I’ve got to book him more often. "- Morelos Unico