CFA Society San Francisco Presents:
MIT AgeLab: Research on Societal Change & COVID-19
In Partnership with Hartford Funds & MIT AgeLab
Life as we know it has been severely disrupted. We’re not only fearing for our health, but grieving a loss of normalcy and control. Access to the people, places, and things we need and enjoy has been blocked or extremely limited. Unfortunately, we don’t know when, or if, things will get back to normal. MIT AgeLab COVID-19 research points to several long-term societal changes that may result from the crisis. Knowing these trends and their lifestyle implications can help us better anticipate the needs of our clients and our effectiveness in helping them achieve their long term objectives.
CFA Society San Francisco invites you to join Dr. Joseph Coughlin, PhD, Founder and Director of the MIT AgeLab along with John Diehl, Senior Vice President of Hartford Funds for a discussion of the societal impact of the current crisis. Dr. Joseph Coughlin will review findings that MIT has gathered and discuss the latest research the AgeLab has been conducting since the outbreak. The goal of this talk is to spark creative thinking among finance industry professionals on how to respond to and adapt to the other side of the immediacy of this crisis from both a communications and investment standpoint.
This webinar is possible through the generous support of our sponsor, Hartford Funds. This is a live event and is NOT being recorded - there will be no replay available.
Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD, Director, MIT AgeLab
Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He teaches in MIT's Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School's Advanced Management Program. Dr. Coughlin conducts research on the impact of global demographic change and technology trends on consumer behavior and business strategy. He advises a wide variety of global firms in financial services, healthcare, leisure and travel, luxury goods, real estate, retail, technology, and transportation. Dr. Coughlin has served on advisory boards for firms such as Bell Canada, British Telecom, Daimler, Fidelity Investments and Sanofi-Aventis.
He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Committee on Aging and by Governor Charlie Baker to the Governor’s Council on Aging in Massachusetts where he co-chaired the Innovation & Technology Subcommittee. A Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics & Ageing Forum, Dr. Coughlin is a Senior Contributor to Forbes and writes regularly for MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. He was named by Fast Company Magazine as one the ‘100 Most Creative in Business’ and by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement. Recently, Dr. Coughlin was recognized as one of 15 World Minds by the Zurich-based World Minds, a select community of global leaders in science, arts and business. His recent book, The Longevity Economy: Inside the World's Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, 2017), is one of CEO READ’s Business Bestsellers.
Dr. Coughlin received a BA from State University of New York, Oswego, an AM from Brown University, and a PhD from Boston University.