The inaugural Ecosperity conference was hosted by Temasek in conjunction with Temasek’s 40th anniversary and in partnership with Goldman Sachs and NUS Business School. Ecosperity brings together global CEOs, top public officials and thought leaders to explore cutting edge issues on sustainable growth.
As world economies develop and a significant portion of the global population transitions into the middle class, global prosperity needs to be achieved in an environmentally sustainable way. Ecosperity enables an intimate and robust exchange of information, best practices and ideas on how we can achieve this goal.
The theme for last year’s event was “Towards Sustainable Growth in the Natural Resources Industries” with a focus on global energy, mining, and agriculture – industries which are at the core of Asia’s economic growth. Ecosperity fosters the exchange of ideas and best practices on balancing environmental sustainability with economic development objectives across these industries in both established and frontier regions.
The 2014 inaugural Ecosperity conference was jointly organised by Temasek, Goldman Sachs and the National University of Singapore.
Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore. Supported by 11 offices globally, Temasek owns a S$223 billion portfolio as at 31 March 2014, with investments mainly in Singapore and Asia.
Temasek recognises that as world economies develop and a significant portion of the global population urbanises, global prosperity needs to be achieved in an environmentally sustainable way. As an active investor, Temasek aims to deliver sustainable returns to our shareholder over the long term. As a responsible investor and a trusted steward, Temasek strives for our communities’ advancement across generations.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Goldman Sachs believes that a healthy environment is necessary for the well-being of society, its people and its business, and is the foundation for a sustainable and strong economy. In addition to having a strong track record in convening and providing thought leadership on environmental sustainability, the firm has also been at the forefront of its industry in establishing a comprehensive Environmental Policy Framework and promoting market-based solutions that benefit the environment.”
The National University of Singapore (NUS), a leading global university centred in Asia, is the country’s flagship university. The NUS Business School is among the world’s leading business schools, offering management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, developing students to lead Asian businesses to the forefront of the world economy so as to serve business and society.
With environmental sustainability fast on the rise as a business priority and the need to embed it into the ‘DNA’ of businesses, NUS Business School takes the lead in preparing students for the future. The School is the co-organiser of the student track of Ecosperity 2014, which includes the Ecosperity Young Leaders Dialogue.