We are an investor, institution and steward, guided by the principles of good governance and sustainability.
At Temasek, as we do things today, we seek to make a difference, not just today but tomorrow; not just for our present generation but also for generations to come.
Our MERITT values underpin our actions – how we do things is as important as what we do and why. We believe in meritocracy. We always strive for excellence, and to act with integrity and respect for others. Teamwork and trust complete our values set. We support a balanced and sustainable work life environment through programmes that develop both professional competencies and personal growth.
As a responsible investor, we are committed to delivering value over the long term in a sustainable manner. The generation of long term sustainable returns depends on stable, well-functioning and well-governed social, environmental and economic systems. We consider social, environmental and governance factors when we make decisions as an investor, asset owner and shareholder. We work to understand the impact of our portfolio companies. We would 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 key stakeholders from the public and private sectors are critical enablers of sustainable growth. We seek sustainable solutions, and regularly discuss sustainability issues with interested stakeholders to keep ourselves abreast of the latest trends and developments. Through our Ecosperity platform, we aim to promote the idea that growth and development go hand in hand with an abiding respect and commitment for a clean and sustainable environment.
We continue to advocate good governance and to uphold the Santiago Principles for sovereign investing, which we helped shape in 2008 alongside the International Monetary Fund and other international stakeholders.
We look across generations as a steward, investing with tomorrow in mind. Our investments in people, through various endowments, focus on education and health care, community building, scientific and medical research, institutional development as well as sustainability.