Advisor, Ocean Collectiv
TV Host & Social Entrepreneur
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. 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 is a sought after speaker having hosted and keynoted various events for the United Nations, Harvard University, USC, the Society of Environmental Journalists and many more. He has testified before Congress and most recently presented at TEDx Pennsylvania Ave.
Philippe and his wife, fellow adventurer and TV host Ashlan Gorse-Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles, California.