The Future of Capitalism: New Metrics, New Models, New Outcomes

Mark Anielski

Mark Anielsk, author of “The Economics of Happiness”

The Future of Capitalism: New Metrics, New Models, New Outcomes
Has Capitalism lost its way? Can it survive or will it be replaced?  Does your company understand the strategies for the new economy?  Are you ready to compete in an economic system that rewards shared values, well being and inclusive prosperity?  Join us on Tuesday March 4th to hear from one of the world’s leading experts on the emerging metric of well-being…the new bottom line.

Mark Anielski, author of “The Economics of Happiness” and advisor to the Prime Minister of Bhutan, will share with us how progressive companies are getting ahead of the curve and optimizing their most important assets – trust and relational capital.

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DATE: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (registration closes February 27)
TIME: 4:30-7:30 EST (snacks & networking from 6:30-7:30)
NEW LOCATION: Loyalty One, 438 University Ave., 12th Floor, Toronto (use elevators on the left in the lobby)
TWITTERCHAT: #tssschat from 5:00 – 6:30 PM EST
WEBINAR:  A deeper dive into the issues discussed at the live event – to be held on Thursday March 20, 2014 at 1pm EST (register below)
(Tickets for both the live event and the follow up ‘Deeper Dive’ webinar must be purchased in advance)

During the event we will explore some of the following:

* What’s wrong with Capitalism? Does it have a future?
* What we can learn from Bhutan – the happiest country in the world
* Why the topic of Inclusive Prosperity was such a hot topic at Davos
* How companies like PUMA and Unilever are positioning themselves for the future by expanding their metrics to include well-being
* How progressive companies are optimizing their most important assets: trust and relational capital

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Registration, snacks and networking
5:00 – 5:10 pm: Introductions and special announcements
5:10 – 5:40 pm: Presentation by Mark Anielski, author of “The Economics of Happiness”
5:40 – 6:00 pm: Small group discussion/brainstorming
6:00: – 6:40 pm: Groups report back to main audience and general Q and A
6:40 – 7:30 pm: Networking and snacks

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Thank-you to Leslie Bennett & Heather Shapter of Open Spaces Learning

Group Breakout:
Each group will be asked to choose the three most important metrics that are necessary to foster a sustainable economy.   During the idea harvesting phase, several groups will be asked to share AND defend their findings with the general audience. 

Group Facilitator Include:
James Gray-Donald, VP Sustainability, Strategic Resources Group, Bentall Kennedy
Bob Willard, Sustainability Superhero and Author of the Sustainability Advantage
Jim Harris, Best Selling Author and Consultant
Nelson Switzer,
Director, Sustainable Business Solutions, PwC Canada
Blair Feltmate, Director of Sustainability Practice at University of Waterloo
Jordy GoldSustainability and Digital Strategist
Pamela Divinsky, Founder, The Divinsky Group
Stephen Pacifico, Dir., Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement at The Delphi Group
Antony Upward, Co-founder of the Strongly Sustainable Business Model Group

and more to come…


Capitalism 2.0: A Deeper Dive
March 20th at 1pm EST

On March 20th TSSS and CSRwire will launch a joint initiative to dig deeper into the concepts of Capitalism 2.0.  Our first event will explore the most exciting ideas that surfaced from our live event with Mark Anielski.

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The Economics of HappinessMark Anielski is the co-founder of Genuine Wealth Inc., and the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth.  Mark is also an economist, consultant and Adjunct Professor at both the School of Business, University of Alberta, and the Bainbridge Island Graduate Institute.  He was named a “rising star” amongst international progressive economists by Adbusters magazine in 2004, and awarded the 2004 ECO Award for his work on the Genuine Progress Indicator.

Genuine Wealth Inc., specializes in measuring the sustainable well-being of communities, businesses and organizations.  Mark has extensive experience in the design and implementation of well-being measurement, reporting and management frameworks from his work in Alberta, Canada, the US, Europe and China. He has been a senior economic policy advisor to governments for more than 25 years on the subject of measuring and reporting on well-being, happiness and sustainability. His most recent work has been the development of the Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW) which is widely recognized as the most comprehensive well-being measurement system in the world.

Mark has designed, built and implemented many well-being accounting systems since the late 1990s, including:

  • Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bhutan on advancing the Gross National Happiness index and a new economic paradigm on well-being and happiness (2012)
  • Genuine well-being assessment and Community well-being plan for the Wicihitowin Circle of Shared Responsibility, an organization representing over 50,000 of Edmonton’s urban First Nation, Metis and Inuit population (2011)
  • The Edmonton Genuine Wealth accounting system, including social, economic and environmental well-being indicators and Edmonton Genuine Well-being Index (2009)
  • The Canadian Index of Well-being (CIW), released in 2011
  • Senior economic advisor to the Government of China in the development of their Xiaokang Society Well-being Indicators to guide China’s municipal governance

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