Mark Anielski, as co-founder, President and Chief Well-being Officer of Anielski Management Inc. (est. 1995 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) works with clients from around the world who are interested in well-being accounting and economic well-being impact analysis of public policies, programs and budgets.
Mark is also serving as lead economist with the Indigenomics Institute founded by Carol Anne Hilton. Indigenomics is about approaching economics from an Indigenous worldview. It points to the growth of the emerging Indigenous economy – a collective response to the lasting legacy of the systemic exclusion of Indigenous peoples from the economic table of Canada.
Mark’s Genuine Wealth accounting model uses an integrated five-capital asset accounting system, rooted in an indigenous worldview, to measure and manage the human, social, natural, built and financial assets, which all contribute to individual and community well-being.
Mark works with First Nations, municipal, provincial and national governments, financial institutions, non-profit organizations to help them understand and account for their Genuine Wealth — the word ‘wealth’ means ‘the conditions of well-being’ from the 13th Century Old English.
Clients often remark ‘Wow! you can actually calculate a Well-being ROI on our programs and services?” I answer without reservation YES, measuring well-being impacts of programs, services, capital and operating expenditures is possible. Indeed it is the best way to account for the value of money, taxes and spending to our shareholders and care-holders.
Mark’s Genuine Wealth assessment model is has been used, in whole and in part, to assess the economic, social and environmental well-being impacts of a wide variety of public policies and organization programs.
Mark’s current projects include:
- Comprehensive total wealth balance sheets for the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Manitoba) and K’omoks First Nation (British Columbia).
- Value for Money analysis for Indigenous Services Canada.
- Creation of Sovereign Wealth Trust Funds and Banks for First Nations
- Well-being-by-design: incorporation of well-being attributes and well-being impact analysis into architecture, design, commercial and residential construction.
Clients who have enjoyed Mark’s unique well-being economic analysis and strategic consultancy include the following:
- First Nations and Inuit: Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Manitoba), K’omoks First Nation (B.C.), Treaty 8 Alberta, Alexis Nakota Sioux First Nation, O’Chiese First Nation, Loon River Cree First Nation, Little Red River Cree First Nation, Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation (Quebec), Onondaga Nation (New York), Wicihitowin Circle of Shared Responsibility, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., Ktunaxa First Nation, Haisla First Nation, Athabasca-Chipewyan First Nation, Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation, and the Tahitian Polynesian peoples of French Polynesia.
- Municipal and communities governments: Cincinnati (OH), Pomona (CA), Santa Monica (California), Valleyview (AB), Olds (AB), Edmonton, Calgary, Leduc, Leduc County, the town of Barrhead, Town of Salmon Arm, Oakville, Saskatoon, Innsbruck (Austria), and
- Provincial governments: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Yukon,
- National governments: Canada, South Korea, Singapore (Singapore Monetary Authority), China, Austria, the Netherlands, French Polynesia (Tahiti), and Bhutan.
- Corporations: Far East Organization (Singapore), CapitalLand Commercial (Singapore), Turner Construction (US), Clark Builders (Edmonton), Qualico Commercial, Enbridge, Urban Systems, Vancity, Alberta Credit Unions, Ethical Funds of Canada, Suncor Energy, Amoco, Harsa Corp., Philippine National Oil Company, Alberta Motor Association, and EPCOR.
- Other organizations: Singapore Community Foundation, Habitat for Humanity (Edmonton), the Edmonton Community Foundation, Yukon to Yellowstone, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Nature Conservancy of Canada, BC Construction Association, Fraser Basin Council, Columbia Basin Trust, Smart Growth B.C., North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, Battle River Watershed Alliance, Canadian Boreal Initiative, Pembina Institute, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse, University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.