5 women who inspire and empower other women online and in the real world
| For people and the planet |
Antoinette Taus is a Filipino-American award-winning actor, singer, host, humanitarian, and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Long a fixture in the entertainment industry in the Philippines, she has spent much of her life in the media spotlight and is recognized as one of the most influential role models of the youth of her generation.
Antoinette Taus is a Filipino-American award-winning actor, singer, host, and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Combining her renown with her longstanding dedication to people and the planet, Antoinette founded CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating sustainable programs that empower volunteers, women and the youth, incontributing to the solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental issues. She is also the founder of The Sustainable Planet, a purpose-driven business centered on improving the lives of indigenous peoples and vulnerable communities in the Philippines through various livelihood programs and biodiversity friendly enterprises.
Antoinette passionately advocates for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, speaking about urgent global challenges pertainingto plastic pollution, climate change, gender equality, mental health, and sustainability. She is dedicated to empowering the youth to take the lead as changemakers in the transition to a future centered on the betterment of all, without leaving anyone behind.
| Founder |
Named after her late mother, Antoinette is passionate about her work as founder of CORA (Communities Organized for Resource Allocation) — a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable programs to help solve global issues centered on hunger, poverty, inequality, and climate change. Centered on volunteerism, community, and inclusivity, CORA’s projects are focused on empowering our most vulnerable citizens, schools, women, and the youth.
| Founder |
Antoinette is the founder of The Sustainable Planet - “business for good” that collaborates with indigenous peoples and marginalized communities across the Philippines; empowering and uplifting the lives of those most affected by poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change; while encouraging biodiversity-friendly enterprises and livelihood programs that elevate the sustainability and the protection of our planet. The Sustainable Planet provides earth-friendly products to help create a low carbon footprint lifestyle for everyone, while giving consumers the opportunity to be actively engaged in becoming the solution to our global climate emergency.
| Goodwill Ambassador |
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) officially designated Antoinette as Goodwill Ambassador on World Environmental Health Day in 2019. Her life is dedicated to passionately advocating for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), speaking at local communities, schools, and international events about urgent global challenges pertaining to poverty, plastic pollution, climate change, gender equality, mental health, and sustainability.
| Host |
Combining passion and purpose, Antoinette has taken a stand to use her powerful platform for the good of people and the planet. From hosting her own show on CNN Philippines, to meaningful collaborations and partnerships with various media groups such as National Geographic Philippines, FOX, and Discovery, her current projects are centered on humanitarian and environmental issues affecting our world today, and the pathways towards solving them together.
Antoinette has dedicated her life to volunteering for missions and programs that continue to inspire the youth, and the rest of the world to take action for change. She also travels to various countries to speak at schools, conferences, and local communities in order to bring awareness about the global threats we currently face, and more importantly, the solutions to help create a better future for the generations to come.
| Ambassador |
In 2018, Antoinette, together with the United Nations Environment Programme, UNDP Philippines, Global Environment Facility GEF, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and CORA, established #CleanSeasPilipinas. As part of the UN Environment global #CleanSeas campaign, the program aims to engage governments, the general public, civil society, and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic pollution.