Mark Anielski is President and Chief Well-being Officer of Anielski Management Inc. an economic-consultancy specializing in the economics of happiness and well-being. I am also the Chief Well-being Economist with the Indigenomics Institute founded by Carol Anne Hilton. We are working on helping to create functional economies of well-being for First Nations across Canada and the world. I have been advising communities and countries since 2000 on integrating well-being analytics into conventional economic cost-benefit analysis, strategic planning, budgeting, and impact investment decision making.
I've authored two books: of An Economy of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018) and the award-winning book The Economics of Happiness (2007).
I believe that most people aspire to live a life that brings them joy; a life full of well-being. I have developed an economic development agenda and practical tools to create a frame for life and work that starts with human experience and perceptional well-being and places flourishing well-being at the heart of every decision and every culture.
I look at each project from a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual perspective, creating systems of decision making engages us physically, emotionally, sublimely and sensorially. I help clients answer the fundamental question: how can we enhance the well-being of a built space, workplace or community that people love?
My mastery is in the development of practical well-being-based accounting, management, reporting and budgeting systems for companies, non-profits, communities, and nations (including First Nations). Well-being can be measured and incorporated into conventional accounting and economic analysis systems. This belief is based on the fact that the word ‘wealth’ means ‘the conditions of well-being” from the 13th Century Old English word (wela-th). I call my model Genuine Wealth.
My well-being measurement work extends from First Nations in Canada, Nunavut (Canada), Alberta, Singapore, China, South Korea, The Netherlands, Austria, and French Polynesia (Tahiti). New Zealand, Iceland, and Scotland are advancing well-being budgeting and governance. Well-being based governance is common-sense-economics for building a better and happier world.
I am currently working with architects, builders and impact investment experts to incorporate well-being-by-design into every new sustainable building project and every investment decision we make.
What are the expected well-being impacts of every decision we/you make today?