Our Journey


Planting the Seeds of

As a trusted steward, Temasek instituted a policy to support its community contributions.

  • Sets aside a share of net returns above its risk-adjusted cost of capital
  • Contributions to wider community in Singapore and beyond



The Beginning of Temasek Trust

Temasek Trust was established as an endowment trustee of Temasek.

  • Provides financial oversight and governance
  • Disciplined and sustainable disbursement of endowments and gifts



Establishing a Family of Philanthropic Entities

Temasek brought together its endowments under six Foundations with Temasek Trust overseeing their financial discipline.

6 Temasek Foundations

  • International
  • Cares
  • Connects
  • Nurtures
  • Innovates
  • Ecosperity



New Pathways

Stewardship Asia Centre added as a beneficiary supported by Temasek Trust. Temasek Trust’s role broadened to include thought leadership in philanthropy.



  • Temasek Trust embarks on a new chapter of philanthropy with the launch of Temasek Shophouse; a social impact hub.
  • Established ABC Impact, a private equity fund dedicated to impact investing in Asia.


  • Mandai Nature added as a beneficiary, dedicated to protecting Asia’s Biodiverse Ecosystems.
  • Launch of Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP), a first-of-its-kind centre in Asia to advance impact investing knowledge and practices in Asia.
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