Our Temasek Heartbeat

We are 630 strong, with 33 diverse nationalities working in 10 international offices, connected by our Temasek Heartbeat.

We are guided by our MERITT values, and work together as one team to achieve our goals as an active investor, forward looking institution and trusted steward.

Enriching Hearts and Minds

We value our people and support their well-being through family-friendly policies and other practical solutions. Our family-friendly approach includes generous maternity, paternity, and other family care leave, as well as family bonding events such as our regular Kids@Work Day. Cosy and private individual nursing stations in our Singapore office support new mothers to continue breastfeeding.

We embrace a culture of continuous learning. Our “CEO Challenge” encourages our people to enrich their minds and broaden their perspectives – by learning a new skill such as a foreign language, coding, or a musical instrument. We have professional effectiveness workshops to help our people build interpersonal skills. Other programmes support their self-discovery and personal well-being.

Regular “Temasek Heartbeat” surveys help us understand the pulse of the organisation and make improvements. In 2016, we achieved our highest ever organisation-wide employee engagement score, which exceeded the average score in the global financial services industry.

We encourage our people to learn a new language, coding, or a musical instrument.

Building People and the Institution

We are committed to developing and growing our people. We updated the competencies and skills our people need in a rapidly changing environment. Our talent development framework includes clear goals for our staff to work toward as part of their career development, and courses and training to help them acquire the relevant skills.

We constantly encourage experimentation and innovation, with regular brainstorming for ideas on workplace projects as well as community initiatives. Many company-wide initiatives have grown from ideas generated by our own staff. For instance, an innovation workshop on sustainability helps us explore issues and find ways to translate ideals into solutions.

Making A Difference

Our “Make-A-Difference” (MAD) Programme promotes a culture of personal ownership and responsibility among all our staff. Individual, team, and company-wide MAD targets are set each year. They go beyond financial and performance targets to cover health, self, institution and the community. We host a variety of personal fitness and recreation events to help our staff maintain fit and healthy lifestyles.

Our people are active volunteers, giving back to the communities in various ways. T-Touch is our staff volunteer initiative. Their contributions are supported and supplemented by company-wide programmes to help the less fortunate in our communities.

Our incorporation date, 25 June, is designated our annual Community Day. Staff in our Singapore and international offices adopt and work with different beneficiaries on this day. Beyond leading activities for Community Day, our T-Touch volunteers in various offices are active through the year, supporting different beneficiaries and community organisations.

Our staff are active volunteers who help make a difference, and participate in many outreach programmes with non-profit groups and self-help organisations.

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Promoting Inclusiveness

At our annual Community Day in Singapore, our enthusiastic volunteers organised a full day activity-filled event at the Singapore Sports School for some 300 beneficiaries and caregivers from Singapore Anglican Community Services. There was a variety of telematch games and arts & craft sessions. We even made history by creating the largest post-it picture collage in the Singapore Book of Records, with over 9,000 post-it notes. These activities were designed to encourage our beneficiaries to stay positive and keep faith in their rehabilitation journeys, and to strengthen the bonds between them and their caregivers.

Supporting Social Enterprises

In Singapore, our supportive staff mentored young, aspiring social entrepreneurs supported by the Singapore International Foundation. They shared business, finance and strategic insights with the entrepreneurs, on addressing social issues.

Helping the Vulnerable

Our active Beijing colleagues participated in the “Run with Love” event together with their families, in support of Share the Care, an NGO which helps vulnerable children improve their education and social welfare.

Bringing Cheer

Our friendly Mumbai teammates organised a fun-filled pottery making session at St. Jude Centre in the Parel area, for children diagnosed with cancer.

Providing Essential Items

Caring New York colleagues worked with Hope for New York to sort and pack essential items for families in need across New York City.

Honing Abilities

Lively Brazilian colleagues volunteered with Cidadão Pró Mundo, interacting with 1,100 underprivileged students to develop their English speaking abilities outside the classroom.

Uplifting Moods

Our thoughtful Mexico City team partnered the Dr Sonrisas programme to organise a surprise Disney party for a five-year-old girl with kidney cancer.

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Singapore

Promoting Inclusiveness

At our annual Community Day in Singapore, our enthusiastic volunteers organised a full day activity-filled event at the Singapore Sports School for some 300 beneficiaries and caregivers from Singapore Anglican Community Services. There was a variety of telematch games and arts & craft sessions. We even made history by creating the largest post-it picture collage in the Singapore Book of Records, with over 9,000 post-it notes. These activities were designed to encourage our beneficiaries to stay positive and keep faith in their rehabilitation journeys, and to strengthen the bonds between them and their caregivers.

Supporting Social Enterprises

In Singapore, our supportive staff mentored young, aspiring social entrepreneurs supported by the Singapore International Foundation. They shared business, finance and strategic insights with the entrepreneurs, on addressing social issues.

Beijing, China

Helping the Vulnerable

Our active Beijing colleagues participated in the “Run with Love” event together with their families, in support of Share the Care, an NGO which helps vulnerable children improve their education and social welfare.

Mumbai, India

Bringing Cheer

Our friendly Mumbai teammates organised a fun-filled pottery making session at St. Jude Centre in the Parel area, for children diagnosed with cancer.

New York, USA

Providing Essential Items

Caring New York colleagues worked with Hope for New York to sort and pack essential items for families in need across New York City.

São Paulo, Brazil

Honing Abilities

Lively Brazilian colleagues volunteered with Cidadão Pró Mundo, interacting with 1,100 underprivileged students to develop their English speaking abilities outside the classroom.

Mexico City, Mexico

Uplifting Moods

Our thoughtful Mexico City team partnered the Dr Sonrisas programme to organise a surprise Disney party for a five-year-old girl with kidney cancer.