Cindy Ortega

Restaurant Corridor at The Park Earns LEED® Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council

The restaurant corridor, including Beerhaus, Sake Rok, Bruxie and California Pizza Kitchen, has been rated LEED® Gold for energy, water and waste reduction, as well as other environmentally sustainable features
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LAS VEGAS, July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded LEED® Gold certification (Core & Shell) to the restaurant corridor at The Park, MGM Resorts International’s newly-opened outdoor dining and entertainment district.

Cindy Ortega: The Ranch's Influence in Her Journey to Sustainability

MGM Resorts International's Chief Sustainability Officer learned some valuable lessons about the importance of conservation while growing up on a ranch in Utah
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Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega discusses how her time on a ranch influences her view on sustainability.

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MGM Resorts International Joins American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge

MGM Resorts pledges energy reduction goal of 20% by 2020
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LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) joined the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge by pledging to reduce energy consumption 20% by 2020, during the National Clean Energy Summit held at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center, sponsored by U.S. Senator Harry Reid, and with closing keynote comments by President Barack Obama.

Environmental Sustainability: Cindy Ortega Named Among Most Powerful Women in Sustainability | December 2014 CSR Newsletter


MGM Resorts' Chief Sustainability Officer has been named to a list of the nation's 10 most powerful women in sustainability. Cindy Ortega is on the list, compiled by Green Building & Design magazine, along with Hilary Clinton and corporate executives from companies like Coca-Cola, Google and NRG.

Environmental Sustainability: Solar Success, MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array | November 2014 CSR Newsletter


Three months, 20 acres, and 21,000 solar panels.

In October MGM Resorts International celebrated the completion of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center rooftop solar array, built in partnership with energy company NRG. A gathering Thursday at the miX lounge on Delano’s top floor gave attendees a bird’s eye view of one of the largest rooftop solar arrays anywhere in the world. Notable speakers included Mandalay Bay President Chuck Bowling and Nevada Senator Harry Reid.

Top MGM Resorts International Executives Receive Prestigious Honors for Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility

Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer lauded for influence in their fields
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Las Vegas, December 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Two top executives at MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) have been recognized for their contributions in diversity, philanthropy and sustainability.

Phyllis A. James, Executive Vice President, Special Counsel-Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer for MGM Resorts International, has been named one of 2014’s most influential women in corporate America by Savoy Magazine.

Environmental Sustainability: MGM Resorts International’s Sustainability Program Receives “Galaxy” Star Award from the Alliance to Save Energy | October 2014 CSR Newsletter


MGM Resorts International received the Alliance to Save Energy's highest honor, the "Galaxy" Star of Energy Efficiency Award at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.. Each year, the Star of Energy Efficiency Awards are bestowed upon individuals, organizations, companies, government programs and learning institutions that have demonstrated a significant and tangible commitment to the cause of energy efficiency both in the United States and abroad.

Cindy Ortega Named One of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability

Cindy Ortega, Chief Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International


As chief sustainability officer and senior vice president of the corporate sustainability division of MGM Resorts International, Cindy Ortega takes a whole-systems approach to sustainability. Her varied background—something she says is a commonality among the men and women leading sustainability divisions of large companies in corporate America—“is a very good platform for a sustainability professional to work from,” she says.

The 10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability

Hillary Clinton tops our list of leaders shaping the way we make, think, and build

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The challenge of sustainability has opened new opportunities in fields long filled by men. Some jobs are completely new; others require new approaches to old tasks. The recipients of the inaugural Women in Sustainability Leadership Award, presented by this magazine, illustrate the importance of diversity in the sustainability field, and should inspire us to infuse more positions with sustainability-related responsibilities.

MGM Resorts International and NRG Energy Celebrate the Installation of the World’s Largest Convention Center Solar Array

The 20-acre array at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will offset 20 percent of the resort’s peak energy demand, will be joined by an additional 2-megawatt dc (MW dc) array currently under development
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LAS VEGAS, October 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today announced the completed installation of the world’s largest rooftop solar array on a convention center. Covering approximately 20 acres atop the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the 6.4 megawatt (MW dc) [5.0 megawatt ac (MW ac)] photovoltaic array will produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 1,000 U.S. homes annually and is the first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip.


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