THE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES FRAMEWORK IS AN INITIATIVE OF NATIONAL COMMONWEALTH GROUP (NCG), A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES THROUGH SUPPORT OF LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES, WITH A FOCUS ON CAPITAL AND CREDIT ISSUES.
ADDRESSING WEALTH & INCOME INEQUALITY
More wealth has now become concentrated in the hands of the elite than in the years leading up to the stock market crash of 1929.
Much has been written about this phenomenon, but solutions have been in short supply. Many feel so much power concentrated in so few hands leave the rest of us powerless. We believe otherwise! Resources reside in the “wealth of the commons,” our natural and human resources. The key is figuring out ways to redeploy those resources to directly benefit society and the planet.
DISTRIBUTION OF U.S. FAMILY WEALTH
HOLDINGS OF FAMILY WEALTH
Source: Congressional Budget Office
The current system can survive only if we keep feeding it. By turning our energies in other directions, we can fundamentally change the world for the better.
The futurist Buckminster Fuller famously said “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a NEW model that makes the existing model obsolete.” We at National Commonwealth Group have taken his words to heart.
MEET THE TEAM
NCG’s founders are senior-level executives with decades of experience in diverse fields, including securities, investment banking, business incubation, education technology, marketing and IT.
They share a vision encouraging innovative economic development, expanding access to capital for entrepreneurs and small business, and creating the jobs and wealth that make communities resilient. They have long supported sustainability initiatives and corporate responsibility illustrating triple bottom line principles.
CURRENCIES & JOBS GUARANTEE
Michael Sauvante brings almost 40 years of experience in founding and running more than a half dozen companies in diverse industries. He is an expert in new venture creation and has long been a progressive thinker in the field of sustainability and corporate social and environmental responsibility. Michael also maintains a deep understanding of general corporate law, corporate securities law, banking and tax law. He is the chief architect of National Commonwealth Group programs. More
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT & meaningful employment
Scott is a lifelong entrepreneur and venture catalyst currently launching innovation technology platform, COventures. Scott is a founder and current president of the Crowdfunding Professional Association, the US trade group responsible for Crowdfunding’s inclusion in the 2012 JOBS Act. Scott is an active speaker in the US and abroad, maintaining an active network of leading foreign alternative finance bodies, with associates in over 20 countries. More
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Vari’s professional experience spans more than 25 years in content strategy and development, brand strategy, and marketing communications. Her clients have included multinational corporations and small local businesses. She has worked with some of the world’s best-known brands on product launches, marketing campaigns and communications initiatives. Having been raised in Scotland and worked in Germany, Vari has a strong international perspective and has long advocated for corporate social responsibility. More