Community Stewardship


As we take you on our journey of community investing, watch how more than 300,000 lives in Singapore and across Asia have been touched by our non-profit philanthropic organisations.

We have a stake in the well-being of our community, and exercise good stewardship through community contributions in order to make a difference.

Since our inception in 1974, we have established 17 endowments. Our endowments and philanthropic entities aim to build people, build communities, build capabilities and rebuild lives. To date, they have touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in Singapore and Asia.

In 2003, we made a policy decision to contribute a portion of our annual returns above risk-adjusted cost of capital to our communities. We use this money to seed endowments, and also establish new ones from time to time to tackle emerging needs in our community.

Temasek Trust was established in 2007 to independently provide financial oversight and governance of Temasek’s philanthropic endowments and gifts. The Trust is responsible for the disciplined and sustainable disbursements of the endowments and gifts to Temasek’s six Foundations, which in turn are guided by their respective strategic thrusts and mandates to drive their community programmes.

The six Foundations are Temasek Foundation International, Temasek Foundation Cares, Temasek Foundation Connects, Temasek Foundation Nurtures, Temasek Foundation Innovates and Temasek Foundation Ecosperity.

The governance model separates the financial management of endowments from the Foundations, which enables them to focus on what they do best – developing programmes for the community, knowing that their endowments are professionally managed to give them a sustainable source of support over the years.

Temasek’s Community Engagement Platforms

Temasek Review 2016

Values

Our MERITT values are the foundation of our character and culture as an institution.

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