Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, a preeminent publication which recognizes America's most socially responsible chief executives, has named Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International, a 2013 Responsible CEO of the Year Award winner. The annual awards are presented to CEOs across industries that clearly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact, human rights, philanthropy, and corporate responsibility practices.
"In a business landscape where transparency, sincerity and social impact are an ever important business goal, we are pleased to shine a spotlight on a group of individuals and their organizations which exude a commitment to their stakeholders and society,” said Elliot Clark, CEO of SharedXpertise, the Publisher of Corporate Responsibility Magazine. “This recognition is a true reflection of the way these organizations conduct business every day.”
All award winners were nominated by fellow members of the CR community and selected by an independent judging panel comprised of previous winners and other industry leaders. In determining the winners, judges considered several dimensions of the aforementioned standards including: the scope of the CEO's impact on their organization and community, the extent to which the CEO drove this initiative, and the individual reputation or professional risk taken by the CEO. Murren is among four other CEOs to receive this year's award. The other honorees are: Denise Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company; John B. Veihmeyer, Chairman & CEO, KPMG LLP; Patrick Prevost, President & CEO, Cabot Corporation; and Marillyn Hewson, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin.
Murren's leadership has evolved MGM Resorts' separate diversity, philanthropy and sustainability efforts into a cohesive corporate responsibility framework, and has more deeply integrated them into the company's mission, culture and operations. He has strengthened each pillar of the company's responsibility measures and through the innovative Inspiring Our World cultural show, has extended to all of MGM Resorts' 62,000 employees an understanding and appreciation of the meaning and impact of the company's responsibility programs.