Green Festival Speakers

Mark Anielski



Mark Anielski is the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth, which was published in June 2007 by New Society Publishers. Mark is a wellbeing economist, entrepreneur, professor and president of Anielski Management Inc. which specializes in measuring quality of life and sustainable wellbeing. In the 2004, Adbusters magazine recognized Mark as a rising star amongst international progressive economists. He has pioneered natural capital accounting in Canada and alternative measures of economic progress, including the US Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) and the Alberta GPI Sustainable Wellbeing measurement system. For 14 years he served as senior economic policy advisor to the Alberta Government. He is currently advising the Chinese government on greening GDP accounting. Mark teaches corporate social responsibility at the School of Business, University of Alberta and has taught ecological economics at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute near Seattle. Mark is the pastPresident of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics and a Senior Fellow with the Oaklandbased economic thinktank Redefining Progress. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his young family.