On December 7, the World Economic Forum and Mercer hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop that focused on topics related to the Longevity Economy including how workers in the gig economy can achieve retirement equity, and how to provide financial solutions to a workforce that will have four generations of employees working side by side.

We were delighted to be joined by Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab, and author of The Longevity Economy: Inside the World's Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, 2017), one of CEO READ’s Business Bestsellers. Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Transformation Services Leader at Mercer, discussed the work and pension-related aspects of the longevity economy.

You can view full their full remarks in the session recording

Shaping the future of financial and monetary systems

The Redesigning Retirement project shapes new approaches to address today’s biggest retirement and longevity questions, and:

  • Examines issues that are becoming increasingly important to future financial outcomes
  • Focuses on the innovations that can help people become more financially resilient
  • Explores new issues such as how the gig economy will transform retirement policies and what the multi-stage life will mean for traditional savings plans

The ideas, solutions and strategies generated during these workshops will arm all key stakeholders – governments and policy makers, employers, financial and service providers, and individuals – with tangible ways to drive innovation and reimagine retirement.

We look forward to continuing the conversation around Redesigning Retirement in the new year. If you have questions, would like to learn more about opportunities to collaborate or would like to share a case study on how your organization is tackling new models of work and retirement, please reach out.

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