Longevity Hub is a Future of Ageing platform that tracks the impact of longevity, i.e., longer lifespan of general population – on individuals, businesses, government and society. The Hub has a sharp focus on India’s emerging silver economy while drawing from global trends and practices shaping the space.
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Longevity Risk: Financial Security and Pensions
India is an uneven social economy. Government funded social pension schemes and family support continue to be protections against old age poverty for millions of older adults. Pension reforms, which started in early 2000s, with a focus on the large informal workforce, has received mixed reviews. This essay tries to look at the Indian experience and pension reforms from the lens of accumalating longevity risks, and how it presents an opportunity for public and private sector reforms.
Neeraj Sagar, Founder, WisdomCircle
Neeraj Sagar is the founder and CEO of WisdomCircle. Launched in January 2022, WisdomCircle.com is building a technology enabled marketplace for people to find meaningful things to do post-retirement. Although currently focused on India, Neeraj aims to build WisdomCircle into a global company, and has assembled a team of 16 people to join this mission. Conceptualized during the pandemic, Neeraj attracted lots of early supporters to join this journey including an early stage venture capital firm, and got the ball rolling on WisdomCircle early this year.
Loneliness, Intergenerational Companionship and Mr Tata
For many elders across India, companionship is social. It comes in the form of family, friends and neighbors. Intergenerational bonds are formed in neighborhoods, and between people from different generations who cross paths on a regular basis, and support each other in times of need or emergency. Much of India still lives this way.
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