As the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society, I am extremely pleased to announce that today, during a lunch in the presence of Dr Margaret Chan, we launched a book - Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise?. It brings together a collection of essays, to help inform and stimulate discourse, defuse the perceived threat and promote a proactive vision for adaptation to support positive population ageing – one that will require forward-thinking frameworks and innovations in technology, education and policy. It is intended for a broad audience: traditional media and social media, the informed public, political leaders, public policy-makers, the private sector and specialists seeking to round out their knowledge.

For more information on the book, please follow this link.

David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, USA