Taking On Longevity with Market Innovation
We develop initiatives that focus on meeting the challenges of worldwide aging with groundbreaking market solutions and progressive public policies.
Through our white papers, roundtables, webinars, presentations to third parties, and other communications materials, we are leading the global aging dialogue and providing public education designed to enable healthier and more active aging.
On July 9-10, 2019, the Government of Finland and the Global Coalition on Aging will convene the first-ever Silver Economy Forum for government and business leaders. Helsinki is the site of this first-ever conference, as Finland is one of the world’s oldest nations, the concurrent seat of the EU Presidency, and the home of innovations in policy-making and business successes targeting the aging population. The Forum also coincides with the EU Ministerial and occurs on the cusp of the World Health Organization’s Decade of Healthy Ageing.Read Now
On July 27, 2018, GCOA and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) released a new Dementia Innovation Readiness report for 2018, along with an update to the 2017 Index. The new report and the update officially launched at the ADI conference in Chicago.Read Now
The Guiding Principles for Age-Friendly Businesses help companies create workplaces that embrace and support workers of all ages – key to success in a rapidly aging world. Companies that endorse these seven principles not only will be seen as forward-thinking and ahead of the game, they also will be positioned to realize tangible gains in productivity, competitiveness, and worker satisfaction.Read Now
GCOA's Remote Care Delivery initiative engages a diverse and cross-sector group of stakeholders in the RCD ecosystem, to, together, urge providers, payers, researchers, patients, caregivers, and advocates for healthy and active aging to adopt remote care delivery as a standard of care.Read Now
This 2013 report is based on findings from the second annual Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey, which analyzed multi-year trends and assesses the retirement expectations of 11,000 workers in 12 countries spanning Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. This report finds that the aspiration to save for retirement remains surprisingly strong for employees in their twenties. As the squeeze on household incomes places constraints on their ability to save, it is necessary to improve access to retirement products, preferably with clear tax benefits, and to better financial education and advice.
This 2013 GCOA report advocates for a life-course approach to vaccinations. The report underscores the need for a greater awareness of the role of vaccines as a preventive measure as the global population ages, highlighting that immunizations among adults remain below target levels. The result is unnecessary costs, unwanted health outcomes, and poor utilization of health resources.
The first annual Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey aims to better understand prevailing attitudes about retirement planning and personal expectations among the current working generation within eight European countries, as well as the United States. The report confirms that immediate action is required to address a general lack of retirement readiness. People have, however, started to recognize the essential role they play in their retirement security.
The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) led a panel discussion during the International Federation on Ageing 11th Global Conference on Ageing, in May 2012. The discussion explored the role of adult immunization to advance wellness and build effective prevention strategies across the life course. Experts on the topics of aging, health policy, economics, and immunization engaged in a dialogue on the value proposition of adult immunization and the path forward.
This 2010 survey from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies highlights the correlation between educational attainment and retirement confidence among American workers, as well as their ability to save and plan for retirement. It also makes recommendations for outreach initiatives and public policy, including promoting available tax incentives, improving financial and retirement literacy, and expanding retirement plan coverage, to help improve retirement security among all workers.
GCOA gives business a seat at the table with governments, global institutions and NGOs to work collaboratively as partners to solve the most pressing challenges of our aging society.”
Global Advocacy Officer,
Home Instead Senior Care
GCOA’s insights on longevity and retirement have enabled us to address the opportunities of aging before others even identify them; that’s good for our customers, our employees and our business.”
Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement