Whenever Temasek achieves a return above its risk-adjusted cost of capital, we set aside a portion of the excess returns to share with the community.
These are gifted into endowments, each with specific mandates for research and social initiatives, and for community and capacity building programmes, mostly across Asia and in Singapore.
To date, our non-profit initiatives have touched the lives of over 500,000 people, in Singapore and Asia.
Our staff-driven T-Touch volunteer initiative is another avenue for our staff to make a difference in the community, in their own way.
They volunteer ideas, time and money regularly to support their chosen charities, benefiting the elderly, children with special needs, the needy and the disadvantaged.
Causes that they personally support and pursue include the integration of the blind in sports and fundraising for the less fortunate through running.