"Our vision and attitude is that anything is possible. Hard work and dedication is at the core of everything we do. All of our sponsorships and ambassadors are carefully selected to match our vision and values. We support global superstars on their way to stardom and local sports teams to unlock the potential in children and youngsters. It is a privilege to see how our successful journey within sponsorships and ambassadors has created engagement and passion across the Arctic organization".
Hilde Wathne von Krogh, Marketing & Event Manager Arctic Securities
Tennis player Casper Ruud, hockey player Mats Zuccarello and football player Erling Braut Haaland. Our Arctic ambassadors are superstar athletes who have conquered the world stage. We support the successful trio in their pursuit of excellence.
Grorud IL is a community-driven professional football club from Groruddalen in Oslo, home to immigrant families as well as those who have lived there for generations. More than just a football club, Grorud IL has demonstrated how sports can bring people together and transform communities for the better.
Football has always been a popular sport in Groruddalen, which has historically been lacking the resources to fund and support athletic youth programmes. This is beginning to change, as the social - and even commercial - opportunities the club represents have begun to show.
An arena for sustainability
Their home ground, Grorud Arctic Match arena, was constructed with sustainability as an uncompromisable requirement. Opting for a far more environmentally friendly pitch than required by regulation is only half the story; the field is constructed in a way that allows for year-round use based on geothermal heat. On this new pitch, Grorud IL gained promotion to the OBOS league in 2019 – proudly sponsored by Arctic.
You can follow Grorud IL's story through the TV2 series Grorud Underdogs. This short video also describes Arctic and Grorud IL's close cooperation and commitment.
Video credit to TV2 for footage from Grorud Underdogs.
Partnering up with Embla Invest
As the very first female fund management group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Embla has had a positive impact on the financial environment at the university.
– Embla has increased the enthusiasm for finance among young women. Arctic has played an important role in offering opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing, says Marte Mina Gravdal, leader of Embla and master student in economics and administration.
– Arctic has contributed with capital and given us the opportunity to manage our own fund. Lisbeth Gyland, CEO in Arctic Asset Management, is pleased to see an increasing interest in finance from female technology students:
– The rapid development and digitalization of our industry is opening for new positions and skillsets. We hope that our partnership with Embla Invest can be an inspiration and steppingstone to explore the many opportunities within finance, Gyland says.
Founded in 2022, Embla encourages female students to pursue a career within finance. Arctic is Embla’s main partner and adviser.
Making sports accessible
In addition to enabling young talents, removing barriers to participation is part of our social mission. In 2016, Arctic Ambassador Mats Zuccarello started The Zuccarello Foundation to ensure that underprivileged youth in Norway would have access to sports, with the goal that none should be left on the sideline.
The aim is not to foster the next professional athlete or superstar, but rather to ensure that anyone who wants to participate in sports will have the opportunity to do so without being stopped by financial barriers.
In 2020, Zuccarello and Arctic started the “Match Mats” campaign where enlisted sponsors, alongside Mats himself, donates NOK 1 000 for every goal or goal contribution he makes. Mats holds the record for most money raised for charities by an athlete in Norway, currently adding up to more than NOK 12 million.
Mats has always been a great ambassador for Arctic and the way he leverages his fame is commendable. We are proud to be associated with him and his excellent work.
Arctic supports IL Heming sports club
IL Heming successfully operates as one of Norway’s largest multi-sport clubs, strongly supported by volunteers and the local community
"The support from Arctic has been a decisive factor for enabling us to offer an attractive environment for football, and has become a natural meeting point in our local community" – Julian Madsen, Sports Manager, IL Heming Football.
Heming and Arctic share many of the same core values, and as leading players within our respective fields, we thrive to always deliver the highest quality with a long-term mindset.
Heming has always been a well-run and well-rounded club, providing an arena in where youths can grow, explore and develop – as both athletes and people. Local ambassadors, coaches, and volunteers have all contributed greatly to the positive atmosphere surrounding the club.
Heming is a club deeply rooted in the community and in large driven by significant local engagement. Established in 1916, Heming has a strong foothold in football, orienteering, cycling, and tennis, as well as on of the best cross-country skiing teams. Today, the club has around 6,000 members. We continue to support and root for IL Heming and wish them a successful future.
Our social responsibilities extend beyond our employees and into the communities in which we operate. Taking a proactive stance on social responsibility is something we believe is rewarded manyfold. Working with diversity is going to be imperative for us as it is increasingly critical to how we operate, and development of our human assets is undeniably linked to how we reach our goals. Read more about our ESG efforts, including social responsibility.