Anielski Management provides a range of strategic economic advisory services to businesses, municipal, provincial and federal governments, First Nations and not-for-profit clients. Our services include:
1. Genuine Wealth Assessment ®
GWA was developed by Mark Anielski to provide businesses 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. Based on many years of experience in the public and private sector in economic policy analysis and accountability systems, the GWA evolved as an enhanced form of cost-benefit-analysis (CBA), that examines the well-being impacts of programs, policies and services. The result is a Well-being ROI (return on investment) analytic useful for both public and private sector clients interested in demonstrating the societal value of their efforts. 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 the five assets of a business, neighbourhood or nation: human capital (people), social capital (relationships), natural capital (the environment), built capital (infrastructure) and financial capital (money).
2. Well-being Impact Analysis of Public Policies
Using the Genuine Wealth model public policies can be evaluated in terms of the well-being impacts (using both objective and subjective indicators) along with conventional economic and financial benefits of policies, programs and services. Many government clients have found our analysis useful for demonstrating both the economic, societal and environmental value (impacts) of programs that e range from waste recycling, job-skills development, traffic safety and affordable housing programs.
3. Natural Capital Accounting and Ecosystem Services Valuation
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.
4. Well-being Measurement and Indices
With over 20 years of experience in the development of quality of life and well-being indices, our team can help your community or organization develop a robust well-being profile and index for use in assessing changes in the overall state of well-being and helping to determine where best to invest resources in improving workplace and community well-being. Using unique analytic tools, including well-being survey tools and community engagement processes, we provide your community or organization with a meaningful assessment of well-being to guide management and decision making.
Our well-being indicator work has included the development of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for the US, Alberta, and the City of Edmonton, the Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW), the Edmonton Social Health Index, Smart Growth community indicators (B.C. and Ontario), the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards for business sustainability reporting, and sustainability reports and indices for corporations.
5. Performance Measurement & Benchmarking
Anielski Management specializes in performance measurement, performance benchmarking and performance auditing. The GWA model is just one example of our innovative approach to performance measurement for business, government or not-for-profit organizations. 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.
6. Strategic-Business Planning
With over 25 years of experience in both public and private sector strategic planning and business planning, 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.
7. Socio-economic Research & Analysis
As an economist, Mark Anielski has led and completed many applied research projects that have examined the economic, societal and environmental impacts of policies and programs using a combination of economic cost-benefit-analysis, financial analysis, full cost accounting, life-cycle analysis, well-being impact analysis, and ecosystem impact analytics. Drawing from a wealth of socio-economic and environmental statistics and research across many disciplines, Mark has been able to determine the key drivers of well-being providing some degree of predictability to future well-being as socio-economic and environmental conditions change. This provides decision makers with powerful “what if” future well-being scenario planning capabilities to design more efficient and effective long-range plans, policies and programs.