Better World Group, Estolano LeSar Advisors Announce Strategic Alliance 

Better World Group (BWG) and Estolano LeSar Advisors are excited to announce that they are forming a strategic alliance to significantly enhance their services and offerings for clients.

BWG, a recognized leader in environmental strategy, strategic communications, philanthropic advising, and coalition building and management, is partnering with Estolano LeSar Advisors, an urban planning and policy consulting firm with
extensive expertise in housing, workforce and economic development, real estate and land use, sustainability, and transportation. Together, BWG and Estolano LeSar Advisors will have the capacity to provide current and future clients with more resources to help them grow vibrant, inclusive, sustainable communities.

"I am so excited to be aligning BWG with such tremendous leaders and partners who share my sense of mission and purpose and who bring so many complementary relationships and such savvy to their work," said BWG CEO and founder Wendy James. "This is definitely a case where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

Led by Co-CEOs and Co-founders Cecilia Estolano and Jennifer LeSar, Estolano LeSar Advisors works with public agencies, nonprofits, philanthropies, and businesses to craft innovative solutions that address complex challenges experienced by communities nationwide.
"The Better World Group has vast expertise and wide-ranging relationships in policymaking around air quality, climate change, advanced transportation, and clean energy technologies," said Cecilia V. Estolano, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Estolano LeSar Advisors. "We look  forward to helping BWG's clients achieve and exceed their objectives, especially at a time when so much national environmental progress is at risk."
BWG, a certified MBE/WBE, DBE, and SBE, will continue to be led by Wendy James along with CFO Sharon Wrathall, Vice President for Outreach and Communications Ruben Aronin, and Vice President for Programs Sam Emmersen with key program implementation support from senior consultants Angela Barranco, Yuvaraj Sivalingam, and Jamie Knapp. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in San Diego and Berkeley, Estolano LeSar Advisors is a certified MBE/WBE, DBE, and SBE, that is also affiliated with LeSar Development Consultants .
About Us

Founded in 1999, The Better World Group (BWG) is a nationally-recognized boutique consulting firm that specializes in  coalition building and managementpublic policy and advocacy, and strategic communications. We create, manage and advise innovative campaigns and initiatives for a diverse set of clients including philanthropic and policy-oriented foundations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and local, state and federal government agencies. Learn more about our work, our expertise and our team:



   BWG has offices in Burbank and Sacramento.


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The BWG Team
Wendy James  
Sharon Wrathall
Chief Financial Officer 
Ruben Aronin
Vice President, Outreach & Communications
Sam Emmersen
Vice President, Programs