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Miami company invests in the environment

Though its headquartered in Miami’s Brickell Avenue, IBT has offices all over the world so its corporate responsibility efforts are global.

The global construction group is helping to replant a tropical rain forest in the Dominican Republic, contributing to the country’s ongoing reforestation efforts.

IBT employees helped to dig holes, plant, and tamp in 1,500 western pine and cypress trees, golden penta, and guázara seedlings. Earlier in the year, volunteers also helped plant another 1,500 seedlings as part of an ongoing collaborative project within the Scientific Reserve Las Neblinas. A cumulative 65,000 seedlings have been planted in the 16-square-mile reserve since it was created in 1996 for soil and water conservation. Several agricultural communities in the Constanza township rely on water originating in the mountains for drinking and irrigation.

“At IBT, we think sustainably, and we stand behind our commitment to the environment in the countries where we have a presence,” said Daniel Toledano, managing director of IBT of Miami, which specializes in the development of public works, implementation of construction projects and equipment for public institutions. “For the past two years, our employees have volunteered to plant trees and other foliage in the mountains of Constanza. Most recently, they worked in an area in the region heavily diminished by forest fires.”

Alfridomsa, Parque del Prado and CCE, part of IBT in the Domincan Republic, worked in partnership with members of the 6th Battalion of Hunters and local firefighters. The region’s municipal environmental office donated masks and sanitary gel to allow volunteers to meet COVID-19 safety measures. The day was coordinated and supported by the country’s environment ministry and environmental council.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.