On October 14, 2020, Ontario Construction News published a recap article covering the Build Business 2020 M Live! panel, “The Competitive Advantage of Doing Good-Philanthropy in the A/E/C Industry.” The article focuses on the panel’s discussion around the challenging dynamic of philanthropy and business objectives, where the panel posed the question, “How can contractors, architects, and engineers manage philanthropy to do good for the community, while balancing charitable objectives with their bottom lines?” The M Live! panel, which was held on October 7, 2020, was moderated by Donna Jakubowicz, FSMPS, CPSM, of Wade Trim. And the panelists included: Laura Nick of Garver, Dawn Lyman who works for Barton Malow, and Adrienne Luce from HMC Architects.
Below is an excerpt from the article:
Moderator Donna L. Jakubowicz of Wade Trim, based in Southfield, Michigan, posed the fundamental questions: “Does corporate philanthropy really make a difference in retaining and attracting the best employees? How can firms let the world know about philanthropic activities without sounding self-serving?”