Global Future Council on the Future of Care Economy


Care is fundamental to all economic and strategic decision-making as it affects 8.1+ billion people throughout their entire life cycle.

A demographic shift is driving growing demand for eldercare, childcare, and wider social infrastructure. Care systems are running at suboptimal levels in economies suffering from underprovision, showing there is a clear need for a collective effort to provide care as a public good.

The GFC on the Future of the Care Economy is a frontier council exploring pathways to seize the Care Opportunity: more efficient care systems can unleash resources needed to strengthen economies.

The council is working on a solutions-based proposition that identifies the investments, incentives and partnerships that are needed now, to transition towards care economies that contribute to:

• Higher productivity and growth
• Higher levels of gender parity
• Higher levels of workforce participation
• Higher levels of educational attainment
• Higher business profitability and efficiency
• Lower levels of inequality
• Lower social expenditure in the long-term

Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

Tim Allen, Chief Executive Officer,

Council Manager
Kim Piaget, Insights Lead, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice, World Economic Forum

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