Temasek Review 2018

A Forward Looking Institution

The reputation and character of Temasek are shaped by our values and conduct as we strive to do right as individuals and as a team.

At Temasek, we seek to make a difference and to actively shape a tomorrow for our present generation and for generations to come .

Integrity and Respect for others form the foundation of our character. Meritocracy and Excellence are our guideposts to bring out the best in our people. Teamwork and Trust enable us to deliver with discipline and agility. These MERITT values shape our forward looking stance.

As a responsible investor, we are committed to delivering sustainable value over the long term. The generation of sustainable returns over the long term depends on stable, well-functioning and well-governed social, environmental and economic systems. We consider environmental, social and governance factors when we make decisions as an investor, institution and steward. We work to understand the impact of our portfolio companies. We encourage companies to adopt responsible and sustainable practices in their businesses, operations and supply chains.

As a disciplined investor, we believe that dialogue and robust exchanges of information, best practices and ideas between stakeholders from the public and private sectors are critical enablers of sustainable growth.

We support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We foster dialogues and spur innovative solutions to build an ABC World of Active economies, Beautiful societies and a Clean Earth, as a common good.

We seek sustainable solutions, and regularly discuss sustainability issues with our stakeholders and partners, to keep abreast of the latest developments. Our annual Ecosperity platform gathers global leaders from the private and public sectors, academia, and non-profit organisations to exchange views and share best practices on sustainable development.

We consider environmental, social and governance factors when we make decisions as an investor, institution and steward.

We continue to advocate good governance. In April 2018, we brought together the boards and senior leadership of our major portfolio companies in Singapore to share perspectives on governance and ethics, and to help companies stay abreast of changing regulations affecting the way they do business in markets all over the world.

We advocate good governance and uphold the Santiago Principles for sovereign investments. We supported the International Monetary Fund initiative to frame these principles in 2008.

We look across generations as a steward, investing with tomorrow in mind. Our endowment gifts are structured on the basis of good governance and sustainability. These support programmes ranging from education and healthcare, to community building and research; from public service capabilities, to sustainability initiatives. As we do well, we must also do right and do good.

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