In collaboration with the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity (GISP), the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), the Qoin Foundation and other contributors, we will shortly debut the Sustainable Communities Institute (SCI).

The  Institute is intended to be the center of gravity for our Sustainable Communities Framework (SCF) efforts. We call it a “think-do tank” because it will take an active role in influencing what it is studying in a positive feedback loop. It will document and develop best practices, and refine the methodology to facilitate application of the SCF in distressed communities.

The Institute is intended to serve researchers, policymakers, business leaders, economic development organizations, NGOs, philanthropists, government officials and others from around the world who wish to observe and learn how to adapt the SCF to their local conditions.

The institute will also work with scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors and others to help develop products and services that can contribute to creating sustainable communities.

As a cutting-edge economic development paradigm, the SCF has applicability in both developed and developing economies. The Institute will provide expertise on the program and guidance on how to launch and grow it in distressed regions worldwide.

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Institute Leadership

Fadhel Kaboub, Ph.D.
Economics & Currency 

Fadhel Kaboub is a professor of economics at Denison University, Ohio.

His research focuses on monetary theory, particularly in relation to fiscal policy and  job creation. He is a thought leader in the field of modern monetary theory (MMT). He has instituted and managed university-based complementary currency programs for over a decade. Fadhel is president of GISP.

Michael Sauvante
SCF Program 

Michael Sauvante is the chief architect of the SCF Program.

He is a 40-year entrepreneur with over 20 years in non-profit leadership. He has long been a proponent of sustainable business practices, and has conducted extensive research into the creation of healthy local economies and the use of complementary currencies to boost local economic development.