Briefing explores Asia’s ‘age of longevity’

Briefing explores Asia’s ‘age of longevity’


Noura Tan

The challenges and opportunities arising from Asia’s rapidly ageing population were the subject of a roundtable discussion at Asia House featuring leading authorities on longevity.

‘Shifting Demographics in Asia: Preparing for an Age of Longevity’, held in partnership with Prudential, explored the social and economic implications heralded by ageing populations in Asia, with particular focus on Singapore – where half of the population is expected to be elderly by 2050.

Wilf Blackburn, CEO of Prudential Assurance Company Singapore, was joined by Dr Andrew Scott, Professor of Economics at London Business School and co-author of The 100-Year Life, and Catherine Foot, Director of Evidence at the Centre for Ageing, to explore these issues with Asia House Corporate Members.

The wide-ranging discussion covered a number of issues associated with ageing populations, including the future of public and private sector collaboration in the oncoming era of longevity, strategies for tackling ageism and isolation, and the notion of a “multi-stage life.”

Research commissioned by Prudential and published in the report, Ready for 100?, was also discussed in the briefing, chaired by Charlie Humphreys, Director of Corporate Affairs at Asia House.

The briefing was held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. Find out more about Corporate Membership at Asia House.