Philippe Cousteau is an Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker and social entrepreneur who has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement, inspired by the legacy of his grandfather Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
He and wife Ashlan produced and hosted the number one cable rated show, Nuclear Sharks, for Discovery Channel's Shark Week 2016. In 2015 they lead a three-part expedition series with Takepart.com, exploring tiger and rhino conservation in Nepal called Treasures of the Terai.
Philippe and Ashlan on expedition in Marshall Islands
As executive producer and host of Awesome Planet, a television series syndicated on Fox and Hulu now in its third season, Cousteau was nominated for a daytime Emmy in 2015 as "Best Host". Philippe is also the host of two seasons of the hugely successful series The Aquatic World of Philippe Cousteau on GreatBigStory.com, garnering over 10 million views in its first season. pecial correspondent for CNN, he has hosted several award-winning shows, including Going Green and Expedition Sumatra.
Philippe’s latest book, Follow the Moon Home was released in April of 2016. In addition, he has co-written two award-winning books, Going Blue and Make a Splash, both of which have won multiple awards, including Learning Magazine’s 2011 Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family, a Gold Nautilus Award, and a 2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gold Award.
Philippe testing water with youth in Washington DC
His conservation efforts are focused on solving global social and environmental problems. In 2004 he founded EarthEcho International, a leading environmental education organization dedicated to inspiring youth to act now for a sustainable planet. With a over ten years in operation, EarthEcho has established itself as a leading youth environmental education organization.
Solar Panels on Panzi Hospital roof
Philippe is also a successful social entrepreneur who believes in the power of commerce to do good. In 2012 he partnered with AdvisorShares Investments to launch the impact investment ETF, 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 journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau, reside in Los Angeles.