Philippe Cousteau: Explorer, Social Entrepreneur, & Environmental Advocate

Give people the ability to find hope and recognize their power to change the world.


Change in the 21st century will continue to rely on innovation and leadership.  Our work seeks to create business opportunities that develop new solutions and drive capital towards solving critical global problems. From innovating financial markets to developing other for-profit enterprises such as socially and environmentally responsible hotel and resort developments, we are building a more civically, socially and environmentally active and aware society.

  • Azure Worldwide
    Co-Founder and President

    Azure Worldwide was founded five years ago to empower individuals, communities and businesses to improve the health and sustainability of their environment and community while creating experiences that add value to partners and the public.  Awareness about conservation issues has risen around the world over the past decade and has led people to increasingly seek destinations that create authentic and aspirational experiences.  Our projects have included work on environmentally friendly resorts and destinations as well as environmental programming for eco-entertainment attractions from Washington DC to Costa Rica and from Singapore to Florida.  Each project is designed to engage people in  experiences that demonstrate what’s possible when community, business and the environment are all taken into consideration

  • The GlobalECHO ETF and Foundation
    Co-Founder and Visionary

    The Global Echo ETF is the culmination of three years of work aiming to leverage financial markets and Wall Street to contribute to the greater good.  What started as a casual conversation with a friend lamenting the state of the economy and the difficulty in raising money for important causes became a journey to discovery a new approach to investing and philanthropic giving.  The culmination of that journey is a partnership with AdvisorShares Investments to develop the AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF (NYSE: GIVE), which will bring the first multi-manager ETF with an absolute return and sustainable investment mandate to advisors and their clients. The Global Echo Foundation, which will be funded through a portion of the Global Echo ETF management fee, is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that will provide funding solutions to many of the challenges facing the world community from social issues impacting women and children to environmental conservation, as well as supporting social entrepreneurship.