KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

Stewardship Asia Knowledge Centre provides explanations of core stewardship tenets and explore stewardship practices through research, through collaboration with leading thinkers across Asia. SAC also releases articles in partnership with the press and special briefs on ongoing projects.

Research

Event Highlights

Books

Videos


January 2018

Temasek Trust Conversation on Corporate Giving Insights 2017

Take a look at the insights curated from the keynote address by Mr Ng Kee Choe, Member of Temasek Trust Board of Trustees, a lively panel discussion involving panellists from the corporate and non-profit sectors, as well as a rich dialogue with Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Parliament and Advisor to National Council of Social Service.


January 2018

Keynote Address - Temasek Trust Conversation on Corporate Giving 2017

By Mr Ng Kee Choe, Member of Temasek Trust Board of Trustees


November 2017

Stewardship: A Matter Of Survival

Interview with Ruth Yeoh

Ruth Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Singapore Pte Ltd


November 2017

Stewardship: More Than Just A Code

Interview with Mark Goyder

Mark Goyder, Founder of Tomorrow's Company


November 2017

Helping Stewardship Take Hold

Interview with Kerrie Waring

Kerrie Waring, Executive Director of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)


November 2017

Stewarding Long-Term Success

Interview with Jesher Loi

Jesher Loi, Director, Branding & Market Development of Ya Kun International Pte Ltd


November 2017

Businesses Taking a Lead to Make the World Better

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 76 November/December 2017, Page 32

This report summarises the highlights of the conversation and the insights that were surfaced during the third Stewardship Asia Rountable that was held on 6 June in Singapore.


October 2017

Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2017 Insights

The Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2017 Insights is an executive summary of the event held on 6 June in Singapore.


September 2017


September 2017

About the Stewardship Asia Roundtable

CEO Ong Boon Hwee tells us all about the Stewardship Asia Roundtable.


May 2017

Bridging Generations

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 73 May/June 2017, Page 46 - 47

Insights into family business succession.


March 2017

The Leadership Call

Interview with Claire Chiang

"The Leadership Call: Setting the Standards of Stewardship in Companies" with Claire Chiang, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts


March 2017

Business for Happiness

Interview with Rich Karlgaard

"Business for Happiness: The Purpose of Business - It's Not Just about Money" with Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine


March 2017

Stewardship and the Accounting Profession

Published in ISCA Journal, March 2017 Issue

As Singapore’s national accountancy body, it is natural and important for ISCA to play a role in the SSP Steering Committee. Accounting is, after all, the lingua franca of business and accountants and auditors are charged with the responsibility of providing the trustworthy financial information that is used to make critical resource-allocation decisions.

December 2016

Perspectives from the Top: Steward Leadership

Published in SMU's Catalyst Asia issue 04, Page 50

If a business is to be a force for good, then its leadership must pave the way for people in the organisation to do good. Steward leaders do this by building trust – they engage employees through a consistent and long-term approach, and encourage mutually beneficial interactions with other stakeholders.


November 2016

Corporate Stewardship - Ensuring Sustainability for the Future

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 70 Nov/Dec 2016, Page 20

Stewardship is defined as taking care of that which has been entrusted over the long term, so that it can be passed on in better shape. To achieve this aim, individuals and organisations alike need to build on upon three key foundations: values, people, and leadership.


October 2016

Steward Leadership: Perspectives from Vietnam

In partnership with the Business School of the National Economics University of Vietnam

The concept of stewardship has been present in many Asian cultures for a long time, but is difficult to discuss as no direct definition exists in most Asian languages. In Vietnamese business culture, the analogue for good stewardship is good leadership, and business leaders are considered extremely important in guiding an organisation’s direction.


September 2016

Temasek Trust Conversation on Corporate Giving Insights 2016

Themed “Inspiring Giving”, focusing on stewardship in relation to “intent to impact” and “people, purpose, passion”, the conversation featured two panel discussions involving panelists and forum participants from philanthropic foundations and nonprofit organisations.


September 2016

The Stewardship Edge

Insights from the Stewardship Asia Rountable 2016

Focusing on well-stewarded organisations and focusing on how stweardship is essential for businesses and could be a source of competitive edge. The discussion delved deeper into innovation and practices, as well as disruptions, dilemmas, and pitfalls.


August 2016

Stewardship Asia 2016 Roundtable

Event Video Highlights

The Stewardship Edge: Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2016 event highlights


August 2016

Stewardship for Retail Shareholders

Published in Millionaireasia (Issue 42 | Volume 12 | 2016)

Mr Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of SAC, shares the importance of ownership responsibility and the need for positive engagement.


August 2016

Stewardship in a Nutshell

Interview with Ong Boon Hwee

"Stewardship in a Nutshell: Defining Stewardship, Concisely" with Ong Boon Hwee, Stewardship Asia Centre, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Work-Life Pride

Interview with Cecil Ang

"Work-Life Pride: Creating Well-Being through Meaningful Empowerment" with Cecile Ang, President, Diamond Hotel, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

The Corporate Objective

Interview with Masamoto Yashiro

"The Corporate Objective: Achieving Long-term Steady Growth" with Masamoto Yashiro, Former Chairman, Shinsei Bank, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Responsible Investing

Interview with David Smith

"Responsible Investing: The Right Way To Do Business" with Dr. David Smith, Aberdeen Asset Management Asia Ltd, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Working Family

Interview with Harald Link

"Working Family: Sincerity At The Workplace" with Harald Link, Chairman, B. Grimm, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

An Entrepreneurial Mindset

Interview with Annie Koh

"An Entrepreneurial Mindset: Driving Values from the Top" with Professor Annie Koh, Singapore Management University, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

The Exchange of Good Values

Interview with Claire Chiang

"The Exchange of Good Values: Creating a Network with Integrity" with Claire Chiang, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Business with a Heart

Interview with Harald Link

"Business with a Heart: Being Part of the Community" with Harald Link, Chairman, B. Grimm Group, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Best Thing vs Right Thing

Interview with Han Seung Soo

"Best Thing vs Right Thing: Striking a Balance for the Long Term" with Dr. Han Seung-Soo, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

The Corporate Love Boat

Interview with Vikrom Kromadit

"The Corporate Love Boat: Managing People through Love and Understanding" with Vikrom Kromadit, CEO, Amata Corporation PCL, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


August 2016

Values Talk

Interview with Rich Karlgaard

"Values Talk: Gaining an Edge with Ethical Values" with Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine, as part of the Stewardship Capsule series.


June 2016

Inspiring Stewardship

Co-Authored by Didier Cossin and Ong Boon Hwee

This book will help to unlock the contribution business leaders can make today to enhance their influence and to secure their legacy over time. Managing competing interests to find the right balance between short-term and long-term considerations is perplexing for many leaders. Stewardship is an inspiring way to revitalize this discussion. It encourages business leaders to shift mind-sets, to creatively engage their organisations and other societal actors, and to enhance wealth creation for all. 


May 2016

Stewardship: Key to Effective Leadership

Published in Entrepreneurs' Digest, Issue 67 May/Jun 2016, Page 38

How can a business thrive and sustain growth while enhancing the wealth of its stakeholders and the well-being of the societies in which it operates? Mr Ong Boon Hwee, CEO of SAC, gives his advice on how steward leaders can sustain long-term success in organisations.


April 2016

Board's Role Inextricable from Good Stewardship

Published in Business Times

What is the role of a company’s board? Why does a company need to have a board? From a purely legalistic perspective, the answer seems obvious: Since 2012, Singapore’s Code of Corporate Governance has stated that the board of a publicly listed company should bear responsibility for the company’s long-term success.



March 2016

Stewardship: Fostering the Long-Term Success of a Company

Published in Human Resources Director Magazine

The long-term success of a business rests upon the exercise of good stewardship by its stakeholders. This article was first published in HRD Singapore on March 30 2016. Reproduced with permission.


March 2016

Stewardship: An inclusive approach for the long term

Published in The Edge Singapore

Good stewardship is fundementally inclusive concept, well within the grasp of any stakeholders who wish to practice it. This article was first published in The Edge on March 21 2016. Reproduced with permission. 


2016

Four Perspectives of Stewardship

Developed by Stewardship Asia Centre

This paper presents perspectives of stewardship that were raised by four stakeholder groups.


2016

尽责治理的四个观点

亚洲尽责治理研究院编制

本文介绍由其中四个群体(董事会、包括管理层在内的员工、投资者和监管机构)所提出的某些观点。


2016

Stewardship: Fostering Responsible Long-term Wealth Creation

Jointly Developed by Stewardship Asia Centre and IMD and principally authored by: Didier Cossin, IMD and Stewardship Asia Centre, Sophie Coughlan, IMD & Ong Boon Hwee, Stewardship Asia Centre

This concept paper seeks to define and engender a discussion on stewardship and its landscape.


August 2015

Stewardship Asia 2015 Roundtable

Event Video Highlights

Stewardship: Building on Asia's Strength: Stewardship Asia Roundtable 2015 event highlights


 2015

Stewardship Asia Roundtable and Forum 2015 Insights

Copyright © 2015 Stewardship Asia Centre, a member of Temasek Management Services Group

The Stewardship Asia Roundtable and Forum 2015 Insights is an executive summary of the inaugural event held on June 24, Singapore.


 2015

Introducing Stewardship

Jointly Developed by Stewardship Asia Centre and IMD and principally authored by: Didier Cossin, IMD and Stewardship Asia Centre, Sophie Coughlan, IMD & Ong Boon Hwee, Stewardship Asia Centre

How can a business thrive and sustain growth while enhancing the wealth of its stakeholders and the well-being of the societies in which it operates?


 2015

尽责治理

由亚洲尽责治理研究院和瑞士洛桑管理发展学院共同开发,主要撰稿人为: 迪迭 .考桑 (亚洲尽责治理研究院与瑞士洛桑管理发展学院) 丶 Sophie Coughlan (瑞士洛桑管理发展学院)和王文辉 (亚洲尽责治理研究院)

企业如何才能茁壮成长并保持发展势头,同时为利益相关者创造更多利益,并从长远上造福其运 营业务所在的社会?


May 2015

Time to view corporate governance, stewardship as partners in responsible wealth creation

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 22 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.


March 2015

Boards and owners need to be stewards

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 17 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.


April 2015

Corporate Stewardship – making the leap from theory to practice

Published in Business Times

This article was first published in The Business Times on May 16 2015. Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission.


 2015

Summary of Literature: Effective Stewardship

Copyright © 2015 IMD – International Institute for Management Development and Stewardship Asia Centre Pte. Ltd.

Academic literature is crowded with various context-based interpretations and definitions of the Stewardship concept, with little consistency in usage.