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Ageing Business Society 

There is a vital need to build deep connectivity and engagement between Gerontology, Business and Public Policy communities for the benefit of society. Through better understanding the demands of ageing and an older society, this SIG will highlight the emerging opportunities and threats for innovators and entrepreneurs, researchers and policy leaders to meet the needs of older people and ageing populations.  

Aims & Focus:

The SIG on Ageing, Business & Society aims to forge that connection by generating a constructive, outcomes focused dialogue among social gerontologists, business and third sector leaders by focusing on three key areas: 

 

  1. To foster the career development of social gerontologists through collaboration with businesses or though pursuing a career in business while retaining a connection with the gerontology community.
  2.  To support businesses to better understand older people and ageing to help with business development.
  3. To contribute to the WHO Decade for Healthy Ageing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals for Health and Wellbeing and Reducing Inequalities.

 

Members:

Leadership Team

 

Chair -Ian Philp, Founder, Age Care Technologies® 

Deputy-Chair-Rob Walton, Independent Consultant- 

Emerging Researchers-Alison Benzimra, BSG ERA Committee Member (Treasurer)

International Affairs-Mario Barbagallo, President IAGG-ER 

Innovation Policy-George MacGinnis, UKRI Challenge Director, Healthy Ageing

Knowledge Exchange-Debbie Keeling, University of Sussex   

Social Gerontology-Paul Clarkson, University of Manchester

Natalie Elmitt, Home Instead

Catherine Fot, Pheonix Insights

 

 

Leads for Working with Sister Organisations

 

Aging 2.0 - Eric Kihlstrom, UK Ambassador

All Party Parliamentary Group on Longevity, and Business for Ageing - Tina Woods, Co-Founder and CEO

Centre for Ageing Better - Jemma Mouland, Senior Innovation & Change Manager

Global Coalition on Aging - Susan Wile Schwarz, Director of Communication

ILC, Senior Innovation & Change Manager - David Sinclair, Director

The Longevity Forum - Laura Walker, Programme Director

Zinc- Tim Shakespeare, Research & Innovation Design Manager 

Joining the SIG:

Membership of the Ageing, Business & Society SIG is open to all. Please click the link below and complete the form with your details to be added to our membership list. Please indicate if you are simply joining a member or a part of the British Society of Gerontology or related organisations.

Complete the membership form: https://stats.sender.net/forms/bWWBWb/view

If you would like contact the Ageing Business Society SIG team, please email Rob Walton at abs-sig@britishgerontology.org.

Opportunities:

To be involved in speaking opportunities with the Ageing, Business and Society Special Interest Group please email abs-sig@britishgerontology.org.

Events:

Workshop: ‘Empowering Social Gerontology to work effectively with and in business’ 

Date and time: 27th January 2022, 4:00PM – 5:30PM GMT

Confirmed Speakers: 

Ian Philp, CBE, Chair BSG Special Interest Group, Ageing, Business & Society: Founder, Age Care Technologies®

Dr Paul Clarkson, Senior Lecturer in Social Care, University of Manchester 

Alison Benzimra, BSG ERA Committee

Professor Stephen Page, Hertfordshire Business School, University of Hertfordshire

Ian Sherriff BEM, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry University of Plymouth

Sharon Rose, Wisdom Associates

Our team will be circulating a mini report of the event in due course. Please join our mailing list using the link below to receive the report. Please indicate if you are simply joining as a member or a part of the British Society of Gerontology or related organisations.

Complete the membership form: https://stats.sender.net/forms/bWWBWb/view

 Watch the workshop recording here: https://www.youtube.com/user/AgeingBites

 

Workshop: ‘How can gerontologists and business work together for mutual benefit?’

Date and time: 23rd February 2022, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT 

Confirmed Speakers:

Prof Debbie Keeling, University of Sussex (co-chair)

George MacGinnis, UK Research and Innovation (co-chair)

Sanjay Lobo, be on Hand

Suzanne Noble, Startup School for Seniors

 

Click here to sign up: https://bit.ly/howcangerontologistsandbusinessworktogetherformutualbenefit

If you would like to join our membership list please click the link below and complete the form with your details. Please indicate if you are simply joining as a member or a part of the British Society of Gerontology or related organisations.

Complete the membership form: https://stats.sender.net/forms/bWWBWb/view

 

Workshop: ‘Enabling the WHO Decade for Healthy Ageing.’  

Date and time: March 2022 (Date TBC) 

Confirmed Speakers: TBC 

Join the Ageing, Business & Society SIG using this form (https://stats.sender.net/forms/bWWBWb/view) and hear about workshop updates.