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The Better World Group and our professional staff have received numerous awards and recognitions over the years.


Wendy James, CEO, was honored:

  • In 2014, with a Women Mean Business “Woman in Energy Efficiency” award from California State Senator Carol Liu.
  • With the 2014 Mary D. Nichols Climate Action Champion Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and deep commitment to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • With an Environmental Leadership Award by the California League of Conservation Voters, the organization’s highest accolade, in 2011 for her work to advance clean energy and protect the environment and the public’s health.
  • In 2009 by the Coalition for Clean Air with a Ralph B. Perry III Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • By the California Climate Action Registry in 2008 with a “CARROT Award.”
  • With a Small Business Woman of the Year award in 2006 for California’s 20th Senate District and 43rd and 44th Assembly Districts.

Recognitions & Other Honors

  • In 2012, The Better World Group was named “Best Small Business of the Year” by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. Selected from hundreds of entries, BWG and its CEO, Wendy James, were recognized for leadership accomplishments since the firm’s founding in 1999. As a dynamic and nimble company, Wendy and the BWG team have helped California’s leading environmental, business, public health and consumer groups create statewide awareness and support for common sense policies that are growing our clean energy economy and protecting California’s unique and threatened environment.
  • The San Fernando Valley Business Journal did a feature article on BWG CEO, Wendy James, and the firm’s coalition building work. Here are a few excerpts from the February 2011 piece:
    • “… important for the Burbank-based woman-owned business that handles strategy, branding and media efforts for environmental non-profits and political organizations, has been the firm’s ability to help its clients spend their dollars more wisely.”
    • “The company is ranked No. 37 in this issue’s List of Women Owned Businesses.”
    • “… many groups, including consumers, seniors, labor and entrepreneurs, want some of the same things concerning environmental issues… so [James’] role often means building bridges between such groups, and better communication among them, even before the public hears anything about an issue.”