How the Belt and Road Initiative could support an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alpen Sheth, Senior Technologist, Mercy Corps Ventures China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could facilitate unprecedented levels of cooperation between East and West. Despite very different demographic histories, China and Europe currently share the challenge of an ageing […]

Ageing: Looming crisis or booming opportunity?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan, Project Fellow, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum, Microsoft & Megan Saunders, Vice President, Microsoft Connected Care There will be a shift in the global ageing population from 7% today to 20% in the […]

Commission launches debate on responding to the impact of an ageing population

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe’s ageing society. It sets out the impact of this pronounced demographic trend across our economy and society and invites the public to express […]

Coronavirus is creating retirement insecurity. These 10 steps can diffuse the timebomb of an ageing population

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Andre Belelieu, Head of Insurance and Asset Management, World Economic Forum & Yvonne Sonsino, Partner MCG, Mercer (MMC) To redesign a retirement that builds the necessary financial resilience for longer lives, the World Economic Forum and Mercer have […]

How to get ageing populations to invest in their health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kazumi Nishikawa, Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan As more countries’ citizens live to 100 years or more, investing in their health early is crucial. Japan […]

An ageing workforce isn’t a burden. It’s an opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP Our world is changing constantly and at an increasingly rapid pace. We’re at a unique time in our history when increased longevity is converging with unprecedented technological innovation to disrupt ageing in ways previously […]

Global ageing is a challenge – and an opportunity

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Daniel Houston, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Group Global projections for 2050 are mind-boggling: 1.6 billion people aged 65 and over and a $400 trillion retirement savings gap. That means a $250,000 shortfall for the […]

How well you age depends on what you think of old age

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jim Rendon & Olufemi Terry At 85, Claude Copin, a retired French welder, may have discovered the secret to living a long, healthy life. She stays active by playing a pétanque game with friends in a Paris park. […]