Philippe Cousteau
Environment Advocate
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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 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.

Speech Topics

  • Continuing a Legacy of Innovation
    We all know that humanity faces an environmental crisis of epic proportions, the question is “What can we do about it?” Through a mix of rarely seen clips of his father and grandfather’s films to new selections from his own documentaries Philippe will explore the challenges we face and how to apply the legacy of innovation that has been a hallmark of his family to solve them. From philanthropy to Wall Street, new ideas are transforming how we see the world and giving hope for the future.
  • Ocean of Hope
    For far too long the oceans have been seen as a victim. Philippe will explore how the oceans can be a source of solutions and source for many of our greatest challenges, from climate change, to food security.
  • Education is the Key
    The United States ranks 38th in the world in science and math education. How can we solve environmental challenges if citizens don’t understand the underlying science? As the CEO and co-founder of a leading environmental education organization, Philippe believes that focusing on education is critical to prepare the next generation to face and solve these problems. He will explore his pioneering work in environmental education and in particular his focus on providing resources to educators that can bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education alive in the classroom.
  • Impact Investing
    How leveraging the power of Wall Street can change the world. Philippe will share insights and stories of his own experiences in financial markets as the co-founder of the Global Echo Fund on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: GIVE). GIVE is the first fund of its kind to offer an investment vehicle to the general public that has an underlying sustainable investment strategy as well as a philanthropic component.
Official Site
Official Site: Caribbean Pirate Gold
Official Site: Earth Echo
Article: Healing Our Ocean
Article: Cousteau Bites into the Mystery of ‘Nuclear Sharks’
Video: Nepal’s Anti-Poaching Strategy
Article: Cousteau Celebrates International Day of Happiness
Article: Empower Youths to Protect the Ocean
Video: Protecting Oceans
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