Quadruple Bottom-Line is the realization that a community’s natural ecosystems, the social and educational opportunities, the interactions among its people and the strength of its cultural vitality are all necessary to create and sustain a strong resilient economy for all community members for the long term. UFC’s systems are designed to provide practical support for high-impact improvements to the local Quadruple Bottom-Line.
The Environmental domain speaks to upholding ethics and standards that responsibly use, preserve and regenerate the vital resources in our environment of land, water, air and other natural resources in the bioregion. The Social domain focuses on the progress of our community and business stakeholders and aims to generate social benefit for all parties involved and affected by the work we do. The Cultural domain seeks to uphold and nurture the vitality and richness that culture provides our lives and communities at large. The Financial domain focuses on the viability, healthy growth and investments to stimulate economic vitality and resilience in the 9 Areas of Regeneration and is actually a report card on how well a community is doing in creating strength in the other three domains.
Early and essential tasks in planning the work of transforming the operational life of a community include being able to identify the steps between Now Status, Ongoing Progress and Future Goals, and being able to map progress and achievement along the way.
The Road to Sustainability is a developmental perspective that UFC uses to clarify where a community is now on its own path to 100% sustainability, resiliency and regeneration in all 9 Areas of Regeneration.
By adopting a long term view of and a commitment to moving forward along the Road to Sustainability, we can then set progress milestones and metrics, and the ability to communicate the good news of such progress to the community at large. Enrolling a general understanding of the importance of this perspective, and the excitement of real achievements incrementally toward such a crucial and definable goal, will foster a general sense of hope and possibility, and will engage more civic action that will further accelerate our movement forward. Every community’s Road to Sustainability will vary, as each has different starting places and evolving priorities. By utilizing the RCI system, complimentary skill sets and collaborative alliances will be cultivated among member communities, and the inspired momentum of all our successes will be shared!
UFC continues to develop its two overarching systems, the Regenerative Community Initiative and the UFB bank application and (as approvals for permission to organize and operate these banks can be obtained) innovative Sustainable Community Partnership Bank business operating systems. UFC has developed additional system components to accelerate a community’s progress along its Road to Sustainability. These components include:
Alignment – a process for building healthy functioning team and alliance relationships
The Organic Local Food Park™ – one of the first high impact project templates being started in several pilot communities this year to accelerate the strengthening of organic local food systems.
Innovative bank transaction software to provide more control for local businesses of their accounts payables processes.
Unified Field Leadership Training to give participants new tools to successfully apply their own heart resonant leadership skills and to make that practice more consistent and effective through improvements in their relationship with money as a key values integrity awareness tool.
Unified Field Sustainable Banking Research, Education and Training Center – a research, learning and training school to assist banking professionals to integrate unified field business principles into their practice of Sustainable Community Partnership Banking within existing rule of law and within the context of our ever changing and challenging financial environment.
Unified Field Media – an integrated set of media outreach and empowerment platforms designed to tell the story of sustainability and regeneration as it is born in our communities; to provide the most advanced and exciting user experience and connectivity to assist in an acceleration of the great collaboration already occurring and so urgently needed for us all to succeed together.
Sustainable Community Partnership Banking (SCPB) is an innovative commercial/retail community bank business operating model that provides improvements in the way a local bank operates in service of what we feel is a bank’s true purpose – “To steward a healthy, local, quadruple bottom-line economy”.
This model applies three service platforms into the operation of a bank:
- sustainable and local-only application of capital
- partnership between the bank and its community of depositors and borrowers
- a greater level of transparency: UFC’s SCPB system will provide many additional layers of support and collaboration to help SCP banks thrive through the regenerative economics facilitated within their communities.
UFC will only support well-intended efforts by deeply aligned people and organizations who are committed to bring our banking innovations to their communities through the proper business, ethical and legal channels, which include applying for and being approved to join the UFC support system, submitting for and obtaining mandatory approvals from all required regulatory agencies before beginning to talk with others about starting to organize or capitalize a UFB.
UFC is currently working with several communities in what is known as our Regenerative Community Initiative, which is purposed to implement local high-impact sustainable infrastructure projects that can have an early impact on the resiliency of a community while bank applications are being researched and drafted for submittal.