MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren recognized for corporate responsibility

Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, speaks Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2011, at G2E at The Venetian.

MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO Jim Murren is being honored for corporate responsibility achievements such as driving environmental and diversity initiatives.

CR Magazine, also known as Corporate Responsibility Magazine, in its September/October issue named Murren as one of 30 finalists in its Responsible Chief Executive Officer of the Year program.

The winning CEOs were with Wisconsin Energy, Hormel Foods, Western Union, PwC and Henry Schein Inc.

At MGM Resorts, Murren is known for pushing programs to save energy and to ensure the casino-resort operator is committed to philanthropy and has a diverse workforce and contracting base.

“Murren leads a CR policy forged in the downturn, with aggressive diversity inclusion and, perhaps counter-intuitively, development of the world’s largest LEED-certified hotel (CityCenter project),” CR Magazine commented in its report on the winners and finalists.

“Corporate responsibility begins at the top and Jim Murren’s leadership has materially advanced MGM Resorts’ sustainability results,” Richard Crespin, executive director of the Corporate Responsibility Officer Association and chairman of CR Magazine’s COMMIT! Forum, said in a statement. “Jim, together with all of this year’s finalists, represents an elite group of individuals and organizations that display a commitment to stakeholders and society through positive leadership.”

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  1. OK, so blowing $9 billion makes you responsible to your corporation? Sick.