Temasek Trust, philanthropic steward and ecosystem-builder for good, today announced that it has expanded its long-term partnership with The Earthshot Prize, an ambitious global platform dedicated to driving catalytic change to protect and restore our planet, by becoming a Founding Partner.
Temasek Trust brings significant expertise to The Earthshot Prize that will enhance the Prize’s efforts to showcase and scale innovative solutions to restore the planet by drawing on the networks of Temasek Trust’s ecosystem in Asia and beyond.
Together, both organisations will work to spotlight this crucial region in the fight against climate change, while also unlocking global learnings and insights to identify, scale, and celebrate innovative solutions and eco-innovators.
“Asia has many ground-breaking, high-impact innovations which need to be showcased and scaled globally to accelerate positive change. Temasek Trust is committed to creating the platforms and infrastructure for this. Our multi-year collaboration with The Earthshot Prize is rooted in a shared bias for action and ambition in catalysing innovative solutions at scale to repair our planet. We look forward to cross-pollinating ideas with other ecosystem partners of The Earthshot Prize to spotlight and scale regional solutions for a more sustainable tomorrow.”
Mr. Desmond Kuek, CEO, Temasek Trust
By creating convening opportunities across Asia, and partnering around key initiatives such as Co-Axis, a digital impact marketplace by Temasek Trust, the two organisations will aim to connect eco-innovators with funders equally committed to driving impact.
Founded by Prince William in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is a prestigious environmental prize which aims to discover, celebrate, accelerate, and scale solutions that can help put the world firmly on a trajectory towards a stable climate, where communities, oceans and biodiversity thrive in harmony by 2030. The five ‘Earthshots’ – simple and ambitious goals to repair our planet – are: Protect and Restore Nature, Clean Our Air, Revive Our Oceans, Build a Waste-Free World and Fix Our Climate.
“This evolution of our partnership with Temasek Trust, as they move from strategic partner to Founding Partner, underscores The Prize’s determination to expand the impact of our work in Asia, spotlight and elevate the incredible climate innovations across the region, and cement the Prize’s legacy in Singapore and beyond. Together we will work to catalyse funding to eco-innovators, convene partners within APAC and collaborate across our joint ecosystems to drive impact.”
Hannah Jones, CEO of The Earthshot Prize
This year, for the first time, the awards ceremony will be accompanied by a series of events as part of Earthshot Week. Beginning 6 November, the week will see global leaders, businesses, and investors convene in Singapore to explore exciting opportunities with The Earthshot Prize Winners and Finalists, aimed at accelerating their solutions and bringing about tangible action to repair the planet.
Members of the public will also be invited to experience local activations centred on the 2023 cohort of Earthshot solutions.