Video Contest: Calling All Social Innovators

Why we’re doing this

filming in Haiti - January 2011Our world today faces unprecedented challenges, from widespread drought and famine to environmental degradation and human trafficking. But every day, social innovators —  from nonprofits and community groups, to social entrepreneurs, impact investors and individuals trying to make a difference — are confronting these problems and having a tremendous impact.

We believe innovation is key. Our goal is to create a hub where we can highlight the incredible work taking place around the world and where changemakers can share new ideas and best practices. We want to create a platform that draws attention to these innovators, so that we can celebrate their hard work and have them take their place alongside the world’s most recognized voices in social innovation.  

Meet our What Matters contributors!

As part of this effort, McKinsey’s What Matters is convening experts from around the world to offer their views on the most pressing social issues.

Matt Bannick
Managing Partner, Omidyar Network

Michael Bloomberg
Mayor, New York City

Tim Brown
CEO & President, IDEO

Joe Cerrell
Director, Europe office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jamie Cooper-Hohn
Co-founder & CEO, The Children’s Invesment Fund Foundation

Dave Kilcullen & Alexa Courtney
President and Vice President, Caerus Associates

Ian Craig
The Northern Rangelands Trust

Matt Damon & Gary White
Co-founders, Water.org

Deborah Dugan
CEO, (RED)

Nathan Eagle
CEO, Jana

Michael Joseph, Wolfgang Fengler, Philana Mugyenyi
World Bank

Armida Fernandez
Founder, Society for Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA)

Ben Stone, Connor French, Nicole Miller
Indego Africa

Thomas Freston
Chairman, ONE Campaign

Wendy Hanamura
Vice President, Link TV

Melvin Ming
CEO, Sesame Workshop

Blake Mycoskie
Founder, TOMS

Serge Raicher
Chairman, European Venture Philanthropy Association

Judith Rodin
President, The Rockefeller Foundation

Doug Ulman
President & CEO, LIVESTRONG

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