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. All have experience implementing large-scale projects in both for-profit and non-profit sectors.
They and our extended leadership team 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.