Prospective students who wish to earn a green MBA and pursue a career in the sustainable industry may want to pay attention to MGM Resorts International's environmentally conscious business strategies.
The U.S. Green Building Council Nevada Chapter has presented two awards to MGM Resorts International in recognition of the company's outstanding leadership in sustainable development, advocacy and organizational excellence.
"For us as a company, environmental responsibility is a commitment that works across all levels of our organization," said Cindy Ortega, senior vice president of MGM's energy and environmental services division.
MGM's CityCenter, an 18-million-square-foot mixed use development on the Las Vegas strip, has received six leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) Gold Certifications. In addition, it is the largest environmentally sustainable development in the world.
According to Rick van Diepen, president of the U.S. Green Building Council's Nevada Chapter, CityCenter represents a milestone in sustainability for the state.
As an organization, MGM is committed to instilling the core beliefs and values of environmental responsibility in its workforce. Through its Conservation Begins at Home program, the company educates 60,000 employees about ways in which they can incorporate sustainability into their everyday lives.