03/20/2012 11:00 am ET Updated Mar 21, 2012

Link TV ViewChange Documentary Highlights Social Innovators To Watch

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's "Spring Into Action" series. Beginning March 20, the first day of Spring, we're highlighting fresh, innovative ways to give and get involved -- new cause initiatives, volunteers doing innovative things, families in need who have unique stories to tell, new Impact bloggers and more. Check back the week of March 20 to March 27 to hear about what's new in everything from veterans issues to child poverty -- and how you can get involved. Today, we begin with social entrepreneurs, whose innovative ideas inspire us to Spring Into Action and show us new ways we can help.


The greatest examples of small ideas turned into grand solutions come from social entrepreneurs who span the globe from Rhode Island to Johannesburg.

To highlight the works of top social innovators, Link TV's ViewChange project will feature a half-hour documentary March 28 on the Huffington Post that will include the winners from the McKinsey & Company's Social Innovation Video Contest. This documentary coincides with the Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship March 28-30,

McKinsey & Company launched its Social Innovation Video Contest in December and received nearly 150 videos from 30 different countries. We're featuring three of the top innovators for our "Spring Into Action" series, including a former stay-at-home mom tackling child malnutrition with peanut butter and a tech innovator tackling sex stigma through apps.

In addition to these entrepreneurs, Link TV's documentary will also highlight social innovation leaders including a video selection featuring Bill Clinton, McKinsey’s Lynn Taliento, ONE chairman Tom Freston and top Obama counterinsurgency strategist Dave Kilcullen.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship gathers 900 delegates from the social, finance, private and public sectors to meet at Oxford to share entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues. This year's speakers include Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post.

Check out the slideshow below of video finalists from the Social Innovation Video Contest as a preview for LinkTV's documentary: