On November 17, 2014, SDSN co-sponsored an event at Columbia University entitled Road to 2015: A Pivotal Year for Sustainable Development. The panel discussion brought together four keynote speakers on the four major development priorities of 2015: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Data Revolution, Financing, and COP21:

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Minh-Thu Pham, Senior Policy Director at United Nations Foundation

Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
Eric Swanson, Director and Co-founder of Open Data Watch

Financing for Sustainable Development
Chantal Line Carpentier, New York Office Chief for the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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21st Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP21)
Tracy Raczek, Climate Policy Advisor for the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (CCST)
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