Global Coalition on Aging  

What the Experts Are Saying...

“The emergence of the Global Coalition on Aging is tremendously exciting, and I am particularly encouraged that it brings together diverse companies to work together on this pressing issue. It is unique in its philosophy that the best solution is to enable us all to remain engaged and productive through healthy and active aging. We look forward to working closely with the Coalition to identify opportunities and solutions and to pursue change in the policy arena.”

Dr. John Beard
Director of Ageing and Life Course
World Health Organization

“The greatest contribution of the Global Coalition is its optimistic view of aging. What many of us have been calling the longevity miracle is often viewed in a negative light for the fears of its fiscal burden on public budgets and families. Now we have a group of influential global companies that have a vision for hope. Their market strategies will enable people to live differently, more productively, and with greater fulfillment into their 80s and beyond. Those of us in government will be listening closely to align public policy to support their innovative solutions, and I call governments and NGOs across the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries to do the same.”

Baroness Sally Greengross
Member of the UK House of Lords
CEO of the International Longevity Centre United Kingdom

“Increasing life expectancy from 30 to 65, combined with the fertility implosion of the second half of the 21st century, where fertility rates dropped from 4.9 births per woman to 2.5, is leading to a dramatic population shift, whereby the absolute increase in the world's working-age population – those between 15 and 64 – is decelerating markedly through 2030 while the elderly population is booming. These demographic realities call for far-reaching work, lifestyle, business and governmental changes.”

Nicholas Eberstadt
Demographer
Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy
American Enterprise Institute

“In less than one century, life expectancy increased by an average of 30 years in developed regions of the world, [which]…signifies both a remarkable achievement and a great challenge…. These unprecedented demographic developments require urgent action.”

Laura L. Carstensen, PhD
Director
Stanford Center on Longevity