Longevity and emerging economies
Out to 20 or 30 years from now, China and India are also set to confront rapidly ageing populations as the combined result of shrinking birth rates and the lengthening of lifespan. When queried by AXA Chairman and CEO Henri de Castries, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick presents solutions which are foreseen by the Southern Counties and some possible impacts on the world economy of a rapid demographic transition.
Henri de Castries
Chairman and CEO of AXA
Robert B. Zoellick
President, World Bank Group
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Building both a serene and constructive vision of longevity
by Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA
A global vision of longevity’s major challenges
by Robert B. Zoellick, President, World Bank Group, and Henri de Castries, Chairman and CEO of AXA
"Very long lives are the likely destiny of children alive today"
by James Vaupel, Demographer, Founder and director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock (Germany)
"The ageing process is much more malleable than we used to think"
by Thomas Kirkwood, Professor of medicine and biologist, Director of the Institute for Ageing and Health (IAH), University of Newcastle (UK)
"The most common length of life is clearly the output of the permanent interaction between our genome and the environment"
by Jean-Marie Robine, Demographer and epidemiologist, Head of Research at INSERM (National Health and Medical Research Institute), Paris and Montpellier (France)
"The countries with the longest life expectancy at 65 are not necessarily those that have the most healthy years"
by Carol Jagger, Professor of epidemiology of aging, Institute for Ageing and Health (IAH), University of Newcastle (UK)
"The supercentenarians are a very precious resource; we need to act quickly to understand what their secret is"
by Stephen Coles, Doctor of Medecine and Mathematics, Director of the Gerontology Research Group, Director of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California Los Angeles (USA)
"Prevention: never too late, never too early"
by Françoise Forette, Geriatrician, President of the International Longevity Centre (ILC) France, Co-president of the Alliance pour la Santé et l’Avenir (France)
"Technology can help older people stay at home longer"
by Pascal Brosset, Senior Vice President Innovation, Schneider Electric (France)
"The Internet is more and more often a social lifeline for seniors"
by Yseulis Costes, Director and founder of the company 1000mercis (France)
The economic impact of longevity: "situations show that societies adapt"
by Eric Chaney, Chief economist AXA Group, Head of Research, AXA Investment Managers (France)