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Diversity in the workplace: how it affects the bottom line

Jasjit Singh

Professor of Strategy


Jasjit has been an INSEAD professor since 2004. His expertise includes Strategy, Innovation, Sustainable Development, Purpose-Driven Business, Social Entrepreneurship, Investing for Impact and Impact Evaluation. He regularly gives lectures and advises businesses, entrepreneurs and investors on topics related to social and environmental impact.

Jasjit has written numerous articles for leading journals and case studies that have won prestigious awards. He earned a PhD in Business Economics (Strategy) at Harvard Business School and an MA in Economics at Harvard University, having earlier obtained a BTech in Computer Science & Engineering at IIT Delhi and a double-MS at Georgia Tech.

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Using Corporate Social Initiatives to Build a Purpose-Driven Organisation

C. Bode, M. Rogan, J. Singh

An impact-driven intrapreneurial venture can be a useful stepping stone for changing a company’s DNA, but its unintended consequences need to be managed carefully.


What Does the Microfinance Debate Imply for Impact Investing?

P. Dutt, J. Singh

A flexible, outcome-focused approach is the best way to achieve societal goals.


A ‘Lab in the Field’ Approach to Evidence-Based Management

P. Puranam, J. Singh, H. Rao

Simplified experimentation in the field may be the best of both worlds, provided its results are viewed with the proper perspective.


From Band-Aid to Deep Impact: Building Effective Social Sector Organisations

Jasjit Singh

Making a real difference requires combining your passion with a problem-solving mindset and a rigorous approach.


How Disempowerment Drives Demand for Risky Skin-Lightening Products

Zoe Kinias & Jasjit Singh

Empowering darker-skinned women in emerging markets acts as a buffer against a toxic combination of sexism, colourism and economic disadvantage.


The Three Dimensions of Social Impact

Jasjit Singh

When it comes to making a difference, thinking “bigger is always better” leads to tunnel vision – especially for social enterprises.