Our focus on sustainability as an institution extends from planet to people.

Panel discussion at Temasek Women’s Network 2023 keynote event, Women Rising.

Developing a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Institution

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We foster an inclusive environment for our employees, one that respects and embraces differences across a wide range of dimensions, regardless of gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, physical ability, or neurodiversity. Guided by our MERITT values, we forge a culture where everyone feels respected, empowered, and is treated fairly.

Our Inclusivity@Temasek initiatives continue to strengthen our diversity practices and reinforce our culture of belonging. One such initiative, Temasek Women’s Network (TWN), supports and inspires our female staff in their career journeys. Highlights included Women Rising, an annual event that marks International Women’s Day which featured inspiring women entrepreneurs; a workshop hosted in partnership with the Human Library Organisation to foster a better understanding of the groups in our society that are often subject to prejudice, stigmatisation, or discrimination; TWN roundtables with senior management to discuss topics impacting women in the workplace; as well as a maternity buddy programme.

Today, our staff encompass 34 nationalities with a gender mix of 54% male and 46% female. Our senior management is 73% male and 27% female. We continue to embrace and work towards diversity while ensuring a fair, meritocratic, and inclusive workplace.

Developing a Culture of Sustainability

We design various sustainability-focused initiatives to raise awareness among our people and empower them to adopt sustainable mindsets and behaviours. 

More than 90% of our staff took part in sustainability-focused initiatives for the year ended 31 March 2024. These included a self-paced learning programme on our sustainability efforts, and activities such as a shoe recycling drive, upcycling workshops, as well as mangrove monitoring to assess the carbon abatement potential of urban mangrove habitats, as part of a project supported by Temasek.

Project GO! (Green Office) is an internal staff awareness series designed to enhance sustainability knowledge and encourage employees to volunteer their time to contribute towards environmental issues.

Singapore staff at Kingfisher Wetlands, Gardens by the Bay, conducting mangrove monitoring.

As part of Project GO!, in July 2023, we rolled out 17 bite-sized chapters focused on the science behind climate change, biodiversity collapse, natural resource depletion, and the impact these have on all of us, enabling employees to gain inspiration to take action at work and in their personal lives. For the year ended 31 March 2024, 129 of our colleagues started on this learning module.

Supporting Our People

Our Make-A-Difference (MAD) programme has been an integral part of our life in Temasek since 2008. MAD promotes a culture of personal ownership and responsibility. Individual and company-wide MAD targets go beyond financial and performance targets to cover self-development, institution, community, and sustainability goals, and to foster lifelong skills and healthy habits. We curated a learning module to deepen the understanding of Temasek’s sustainability journey, how we have embedded sustainability through our various investments, as well as institutional and community initiatives. To support the well-being of our employees, we have developed a suite of programmes that focuses on mindfulness, personal resilience, and crisis support.

Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing

Our employees are critical to advancing a more sustainable organisation. We continuously upskill and equip them with diverse skill sets and competencies to navigate an increasingly complex world, and to remain relevant for the future.

All staff undergo mandatory training in anti-bribery and anti-corruption, sanctions compliance, anti-harassment and discrimination, as well as the prevention of insider trading, underscoring our commitment to a zero tolerance approach in these areas. We have also expanded our mandatory learning programmes to include topics such as our approach to sustainability, as well as diversity and inclusivity.

For the year ended 31 March 2024, each employee underwent an average of 35 hours of training.

Health & Safety

We introduced resources and programmes that focus on caring for the emotional, social, and physical well-being and health of our staff, such as the Because You Matter initiative. Under this initiative, we launched a Well-Being Resource Hub to help our colleagues improve and maintain their health and well-being, and we have also organised mindfulness events that focus on mental resilience.

We are committed to creating a safe and conducive physical workplace. We do so by ensuring compliance with local safety regulations as well as our workplace health and safety policies.



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