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The Diversity and Productivity team host and participate in public events, conferences, and seminars.

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Diversity and Productivity Research Seminar


Date: 20th February 2024

Location:  Sheffield

Join us for a deep dive into the latest developments in our diversity and productivity research. Engage with our researchers, participate in thought-provoking discussions, and explore opportunities for involvement. This seminar is not just an event; it's an opportunity to actively contribute to the ongoing dialogue. Interested in gaining valuable insights and contributing to the conversation? RSVP to We look forward to your presence at this enlightening seminar.

The 8th Workshop on Labour and Family Economics (WOLFE)

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Date: 4th - 5th September 2023

Location:  University of York

The 8th Workshop on Labour and Family Economics (WOLFE) will be held at the University of York, on September 4th-5th, 2023. It is organised with support from the University of York and the ESRC.

This year's keynote speakers are Sonia Bhalotra (University of Warwick) and Damon Clark (University of California, Irvine).

Scientific committee: Professor Cheti Nicoletti, Professor Emma Tominey, Dr. Jack Britton, Dr. Ines Lee, Dr. Khushboo Surana, Dr. Simon Weber.

The Opportunity Index

Gavin Lewis

Date: 27th June 2023

Location: Public Lecture Program

Gavin discussed various aspects of the racial wealth gap, including the historical and structural factors that have contributed to its persistence, the impact of policies and practices on wealth accumulation among different racial groups, and the role of institutions and individuals in creating and perpetuating these disparities. Drawing on his research and experience, Gavin offered a solution-based framework for addressing the racial wealth gap.

How the Workplace is Changing: productivity, inclusion, and beyond

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Date: Monday 12 June 2023 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Location: Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

What actions can leaders take to support more autonomous working and the inclusion of all employees?


In this session, we will cover the changes to the workplace owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the potential changes we expect to see in the future, and the UTOPIA framework, which we developed for the future of financial and professional services.


Meet our speakers


Jasmine Virhia is Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Science at The Inclusion Initiative, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has a background in cognitive neuroscience and is passionate about investigating how to create inclusive work cultures. Her current research investigates the link between diversity and productivity.


Yolanda Blavo is Research Officer in Behavioural Science at The Inclusion Initiative, LSE. She co-developed and is the Head Tutor for the Inclusive Leadership Through Behavioural Science LSE Online Course, designed for HR, DEI, and talent management professionals who would like to promote inclusivity in their organisations.

Launch event:Diversity and Productivity: From education to workforce

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Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023

Location: Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

This event celebrated the launch of our new research grant and website which focuses on exploring the link between diversity and productivity.


The event featured a fantastic discussion with a panel of senior leaders from the City of London.

The Productivity Puzzle: can diversity and inclusion unlock the key to growth?


Date: Tuesday 7 March 2023

Location: Online Public Event

Weak productivity in Britain is an acute problem. Explanations have included insufficient necessary skills, an overinvestment in unnecessary skills at the university level, capital shallowing and too little creative destruction. In this webinar we explore a different explanation.


We ask whether a failure to recruit and operationalise diverse talent is an underlying root cause of slow growth. Join Grace Lordan where she will be discussing with a panel of experts the theory and evidence behind the diversity and productivity link.

Measuring the 'S' in ESG

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Date: 6th June 2022

Location: LSE Public Lecture Program

As investor interest in ESG (environmental, social, governance) grows, we considered what components of “S” should be prioritised and measured, delving into how the sector could evolve as “S” measurement becomes more sophisticated.

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