Note: this week will be a special live interactive broadcast from the International Conference on Sustainable Development, featuring MDP students and faculty participating in the conference. Our goal is to bring those of you who could not attend in person a little closer to the event, and present you with some of the flavors from the conference.

In lieu of readings for this week, students should track the following panels from Day 1 of the conference on Monday, September 18th, by viewing the live stream or recordings (View on-demand video of Day 1 of the ICSD conference) of these panels before Tuesday’s Global Classroom:

Panel 1: Financing the SDGs
10:30 am EDT – 11:00 am EDT

Moderator: Aniket Shah

Hervé P. Duteil, Managing Director, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable Finance, BNP Paribas

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Belgium

Panel 2: Implementing the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development
11:45 am EDT – 12:15 pm EDT

Panel 3: Training Future Leaders on Sustainable Development
12:20 pm EDT – 1:20 pm EDT

Moderator: Patrick Paul Walsh, Chair of the Academic Steering Committee of the Global Association of Masters of Development Practice

Chandrika Bahadur, President, SDSN Association
Ramu Damodaran, Chief, United Nations Academic Impact
Tom Gloria, Director, Sustainability Program,Division of Continuing Education, Harvard University
Larry Swatuk, Professor, University of Waterloo
John Thwaites, Professorial Fellow, Monash University; Chair, ClimateWorks Australia; Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute; Chair, Melbourne Water

Panel 4: Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030
3:15 pm EDT – 4:15 pm EDT

Welcome & Closing:
Gail Klintworth, Business Transformation Director, Business & Sustainable Development Commission

Moderator: Sam Mostyn, President, Australian Council on International Development

Kathy Calvin, President & CEO, UN Foundation
Fiona Dawson, Global President, Mars Foods, Drinks, and Multisales
Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking
Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director and CEO, LADOL