Mark Anielski, President and Chief Well-being Officer of Anielski Management Inc. (based in Edmonton, Canada) is a seasoned public speaker and has given over 100 keynote speeches on well-being, happiness and economics to a variety of audiences. Mark also facilitates workshops for organizations who want to learn more about how to incorporate well-being and happiness measurement and management systems into the workplace (measuring employee well-being), customer relationships (measuring well-being impacts with clients) and community relationships. Anielski Management includes a number of international associates who work with Mark on a diverse number of projects. Anielski Management specializes in well-being economics providing a range of strategic economic advisory services to businesses, First Nations, non-profit organizations, and governments (municipal, provincial and national). Our services include:
1. Genuine Wealth and Well-being Assessments
The Genuine Wealth and Well-being Accounting and Reporting model was developed by Mark Anielski to provide businesses, First Nations and governments with a values-based, well-being analysis and management process, that individuals, businesses and communities can use to better measure, manage and optimize their well-being. Our analysis adds well-being impact analytics to existing analytic tools such as cost-benefit-analysis (CBA) and financial performance measurement. The result is that we are able to derive a Well-being ROI (return on investment) analysis for both our public and private sector clients who are interested in how to demonstrate the societal value of their products, programs, services, and policies. The Genuine Wealth model uses conventional accounting architecture (e.g. balance sheet, income statement) with an unique five-capital integrated asset accounting system that seeks to find the optimum balance of the highest-and-best use and well-being optimization of five assets classes: human capital (people), social capital (relationships), natural capital (natural resources and the environment), built capital (infrastructure) and financial capital (money).
2. Well-being Impact Analysis of Public Policies
Using the Genuine Wealth model we have developed tools for going beyond conventional cost-benefit and financial analysis of public programs, services and policies to include measurement the well-being impacts on citizens, communities and the environment. Our unique Well-being Return on Investment analytic tools have helped several government and non-profit clients demonstrate the well-being impacts of their programs. Our clients have included the Government of Alberta, the BC Construction Association, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Capital (Edmonton) Region Housing Corporation, and Habitat for Humanity. Our clients have found our analysis useful for demonstrating both the economic, societal and environmental value (impacts) of programs that range from waste recycling, job-skills development, traffic safety and affordable housing programs.
3. Well-being Impact Measurement in Banking and Impact Investment
Can Key Performance Indicators include well-being attributes in banking and impact investment? We have been pioneering a new system of well-being analytic tools to help a new generation of merchant bankers, impact investment fund managers have developed a unique integrated five-capitals asset accounting and reporting system that provides decision makers in business and governments with a robust information system that generates Well-being Impact KPIs. Our team has over 20 years of experience in developing performance measurement and reporting system and were earlier pioneers in sustainability accounting and reporting. Our Well-being KPIs answer one fundamental question: how are your assets (human, social, natural, built and financial) contributing to a net-positive improvement in the well-being conditions of your organization, employees, customers, the community and the natural environment? We measure total performance (financial, social and environmental) believing that a truly flourishing enterprise is one that can optimize the ‘highest-and-best-use’ of its human, relational, social, intellectual and other forms of intangible assets along with its conventional tangible assets. Well-being Impact analytics are particularly valuable for the world of Impact Investment, Fintech ventures such as blockchain cryptocurrencies, and a new generation of public banks that are emerging around the world
4. Natural Capital Accounting
Natural capital accounting and ecosystem services valuation entails assessing the economic, ecological and societal value of nature’s assets, namely land, water, air and over 18 ecosystem services provided by ecosystems. Natural capital accounting allows decision makers from municipal, provincial, national and First Nations governments to value nature in terms that are comparable with conventional economic measures of progress such as GDP (gross domestic product), profits and other economic performance measures. Our team has conducted major natural capital accounting projects in Canada and have advised China in developing it’s Green GDP and natural capital accounting systems.
5. Happiness and Well-being Measurement and Indices
Our team has over 25 years of experience in measuring what matters most to our quality of life, well-being and happiness. Our unique Well-being and Happiness Survey tools are customized to meet your needs resulting in a robust well-being profile and index that can help senior executive, boards of directors or elected officials make wiser decisions that focus on the actual conditions of well-being of citizens, clients and employees. The result is a practical accounting system that measures the well-being impacts of your programs and services whether in the workplace, with clients or the community which you serve.We have developed customized Well-being Survey and Analysis tools for clients like Habitat for Humanity, Capital Region Housing Corporation, engineering and construction companies, as well as for communities and nations around the world including Tahiti, China, Edmonton, Leduc, the towns of Olds and Valleyview (Alberta), the province of Alberta, Santa Monica and Tahiti.
6. Community Well-being Economic Development and Strategic-Business Planning
We have developed a Well-being-based approach to community economic development and strategic-business planning that is of relevance to municipal, provincial and national governments as well as for First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities. The word economy means ‘management of the household’ and combined with the word ‘wealth’ (which means ‘the conditions of well-being’) we believe Mark Anielski, has developed a unique approach to planning that looks at needs, economic conditions, goals, strategies and performance measures through the lens of well-being impacts. He has helped design, facilitate and construct strategic-business plans for government, academic institutions, businesses and non-profit organizations. Mark approach to business planning is unique in that he focuses on the resilience of the core five capital assets of an organization or community.