Life begins when you stop paying for it. — Anonymous
Anielski Management Inc., is a family-owned corporation which operates on the principles of sustainability and building genuine wealth for communities. Contact me anytime mark(at)anielski.com
Flourishing genuine wealth.
We provide communities, businesses, governments and other organizations with practical tools and processes for assessing, building and sustaining their genuine wealth – the human, social, natural, built and financial capital assets that contribute to well-being, sustainability and ultimately happiness.
- We believe in reclaiming the life we have lost in living, the wisdom we have lost in knowledge and the knowledge that we have lost in information.
- We believe that a sustainable enterprise is one which is flourishing, enduring, sustainable, and where there is a strong sense of belonging.
- We believe that sustainability is achieved when financial, social and environmental performance objectives are balanced and continually rebalanced.
- We believe in working in close relationship with our clients, as strategic counsel, mentor, coach and intuitive guide.
- We believe in a combining common-sense, intuition, inspiration and practicality in every thing we do as a business enterprise.
- We believe that you and your organization understand your genuine wealth and core assets and that we help you celebrate and strengthen these assets on your journey to sustainability.
- We believe in sharing and reciprocating the fruits of our success, our knowledge and wisdom with others in our community and in communities around the world who are dedicated to building genuine wealth.
We are a family-owned, Alberta-based consultancy providing strategic counsel and analysis to communities and organizations who are interested in measuring their quality of life, well-being and sustainability. We use the Genuine Wealth (well-being) model developed by Mark Anielski to assess the overall economic, social, health and environmental well-being of communities. We believe that a sustainable and flourishing community or enterprise must have a clear grasp of its values and a comprehensive accounting of its key genuine wealth; the conditions of well-being which makes life worthwhile. We believe healthy communities have a strong sense of trust and belonging (social capital), have healthy and vibrant dialogue, are diverse in human capital (skills, capacities and creativity) and live with a genuine appreciation for the value of nature.
Our advisory services to business, government, and not-for-profit clients:
- Genuine Wealth Assessment (GWA) — a values-based, integrated total wealth accounting and performance management system is a practical tool for assessing the well-being and sustainability of communities and organizations. The GW model uses a five capitals integrated accounting model where human, social, natural, built and financial/economic capital are seen as complimentary. GWA uses statistical and perceptional indicators of well-being along with full cost-benefit accounting methods to assess sustainability and optimum returns to the real wealth of communities. Clients have included the City of Leduc, the Chinese Government through the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, the City of Santa Monica (CA), Alberta Environment, the Canadian Centre fore Substance Abuse, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (Iqauluit), and the Ktunaxa- Kinbasket Tribal Council.
- GPI Full Cost-Benefit Accounting– The Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) is a full cost-benefit accounting tool for assessing the true costs and benefits associated with the economic progress of a community which current economic measures, like the GDP, do not measure. Based on the original US GPI model for measuring sustainable economic weflare, GPI Accounting can be used to assess the full costs and benefits of local governments and polices as well as at the enterprise level. GPI accounting has also been used successfully for assessing the full costs and benefits of public programs and policies and the programs of various non-for-profit organizations. Clients have included Alberta Environment, Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (socio-economic impacts of gambling GPI analysis); Redefining Progress (Oakland, CA), the Pembina Institute, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Western Economic Diversification, Alberta Environment, and the Alberta Motor Association.
- Ecological Footprint Analysis (EFA)– is a tool for measuring the sustainability of individual household and community life-styles using standard EFA techiques developed by the EFA architects, Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees. Clients have included the Federation of Canadian Municpalities and the City of Calgary.
- Sustainability Indicators, Comunity Sustainability and Quality of Life Assessment – using tools like the Genuine Wealth assessment, the EFA, and sustainability indicators, Mark helps communities and organizations assess their quality of life and sustainability. Clients have included the Government of China, City of Leduc, the City of Edmonton, the City of Santa Monica, the City of Calgary, Smart Growth B.C, the Fraser Basin Council, and the Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment.
- Natural capital accounting — Mark Anielski is recognized internationally for his contribution since the early 1990s to the development of natural capital accounting in Alberta and Canada. He has developed practical ways of how to use natural capital accounts for forests, carbon, petroleum resources, agriculutural lands, and ecosystem services for assessing the sustainability of a communities natural capital assets and how to modify provincial and national income accounts (from which GDP is derived) for natural capital depreciation. Natural capital accounting includes carbon accounting. Natural and social capital are critical elements of a susiainable society. Mark has completed projects for the World Bank, Canadian Boreal Initiative, the Pembina Institute, Statistics Canada, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Environment Canada, Alberta Environment, the Philippine Natoinal Oil Company and Peru’s Department of Energy.
- Happiness economics and social capital accounting Mark’s work also involves the economics of happiness and measuring social capital that includes measuring citizen values, quality of life, happiness, community vibrancy, social networks and a sense of belonging to community. Client have included The City of Leduc, Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Authority, Alberta Parks and Recreation Association, the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the City of Edmonton.
- Sustainable strategic-business planning – with years of experience in the development of strategic-busienss plans in government and educational institutions, Mark Anielski, integrates the benefits of the Genuine Wealth assessment with strategic-business planning processes and protocols for local government decision making. Mark’s clients have included the University of Alberta, the Sustainable Forest Management Network, the City of Edmonton, and the Yukon Department of Economic Development
- Corporate Sustainability and Triple-bottom-line Reporting- Mark Anielski, as a contributor to the development of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines for corporate sustainability reporting, has provided strategic council to businesses who are leaders in corporate social responsibility, tripel-bottom -line (or sustainability and social) reporting, and committed to building vibrant local, living, and sustainable economies . Mark has provided strategic counsel to companies like Suncor Energy, EPCOR, ATCO and VanCity, organizations such as the Columbia Basin Trust, as well as local small to medium sized enterpresie on how to develop fully integrated financial, social, and environmental sustainability performance measurement and reporting systems using the GW, integrated five-capitals model. Anielski believes that the next generation of corporate sustainability and social reports will be based on the values-based GW model.
- Public social and environmental policy societal welfare analysis- Using the GW model and GPI accounting, Mark Anielski has assessed social and environmental public policy issues and programs to help assess their full costs and benefits which contribute to the well-being of society. Clients have include the Alberta Motor Association and Alberta Environment.
- Group dialogue and workshop facilitation — Mark Anielski and his business partner, Jennifer Haslett, are experts in group and workshop facilitation using various methods of engaging people in respectful dialogue including circle dialogue techniques, appreciative inquiry, listening seasons, and other methods.