Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore. Supported by 10 affiliates and offices in Asia and Latin America, Temasek owns a S$215 billion portfolio as at 31 March 2013, mainly in Singapore and Asia.
Temasek's investment themes centre on: Transforming Economies; Growing Middle Income Populations; Deepening Comparative Advantages; and Emerging Champions. Its portfolio covers a broad spectrum of industries: financial services; telecommunications, media and technology; transportation and industrials; life sciences, consumer and real estate; as well as energy and resources.
Total shareholder return for Temasek since its inception in 1974 was 16% compounded annually. Temasek has been assigned an overall corporate credit rating of “Aaa” by Moody’s and “AAA” by Standard & Poor’s; our 10th year as a triple-A credit since our inaugural rating in 2004.
As an institution, we have a stake in the well-being of our larger community. We recognise that social, environmental and governance factors can impact them as well as the long term sustainability of companies and businesses.
We practise our commitment as a responsible corporate citizen and steward by supporting efforts that build people and communities through education, healthcare and research; build bridges between peoples through deeper understanding and friendship; build better governance through a culture of integrity and excellence; and rebuild lives and livelihoods devastated by major natural disasters.
Since inception, we have committed over S$1.5 billion for community, philanthropic and other worthy causes. Of this, S$500 million was endowed to the Temasek Trust in May 2007 for Temasek Foundation, and another S$100 million in 2009 for Temasek Cares. The Temasek Trust independently oversees the management and disbursement of Temasek's philanthropic endowments and gifts.
We are guided by our Temasek Charter, a living document that espouses who we are, and what we do as an active investor and shareholder, a forward looking institution and a trusted steward.
Temasek is an active investor and shareholder.We deliver sustainable value over the long term.
Temasek is a forward looking institution.We act with integrity and are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
Temasek is a trusted steward.We strive for the advancement of our communities across generations.
Read more about the context of the Temasek Charter.