Wilstar is the nonprofit social impact arm of the Arne Wilhelmsen family office and a space in which the Wilhelmsen family feel they can most effectively contribute to our society. Awilhelmsen is an investment company located in Oslo, Norway. The Company was founded in 1939 and is now involved in the following business areas: Cruise (RCCL), Real Estate (Linstow), Shipping & Offshore (Awilco), Capital (Awilhelmsen Capital) and Retail (Power). The Awilhelmsen company is owned by the Arne Wilhelmsen family.
The Awilhelmsen group of companies and the family has over the years been involved in philanthropy and social impact both directly and indirectly through their partners. There has always been a clear family philosophy that Awilhelmsen should create value for society as well as pursuing its commercial goals. Historically the family has responded to many philanthropic requests and has been very proud of the impact they have managed to create around the world. Wilstar has been founded out of the family’s desire to have real and lasting social impact for future generations.
Innovation and Incubation
Support innovative leaders, new digital models, and innovative platforms to better meet the needs of our marine environment. Support impact across systems and geographies to encourage broader innovation and systems change.
Human and Natural Capital
Support efforts to recruit, train, and retain effective environmental leaders. Support initiatives to grow and protect natural capital. Build a talent pool that reflects the racial needs of the regions they are operating in.
Support a robust ecosystem of global engagement, including grassroots and grass tops advocacy. Support effective social entrepreneurs looking to change global behaviours around consumption and production of the goods we consume.
Support reforms that allow systems to become more responsive and adaptive, and that will spur environmental improvement. Provide targeted support to efforts that aim to encourage large-scale and transformational change. Support the earth in all the challenges it faces.