Real Leaders, the world’s first sustainable business & leadership magazine, and Sustainable Brands, the premier global community of business innovators, have joined forces to produce a special edition of Real Leaders – highlighting stories that inspire the future.

You can view the magazine and read some of the highlights here:

Never before in history have so many CEOs, political leaders, companies and celebrities come together to lead and inspire a more sustainable future for the benefit of every person on the planet. Self-interest and narrow business agendas that focus only on profit have given way to inclusive thinking, a mindset that we are convinced will become the norm and deliver bigger profits down the line.

One of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals drawn up by the United Nations is “Partnerships for the Goals.” It’s a goal that both Real Leaders and Sustainable Brands have taken to heart. Two different companies, generating different products and services, can still find common ground if they share the same values.

“Cynicism is the enemy of the good,” says KoAnn Skryzniarz, CEO of Sustainable Brands. “We must focus on the positive and never forget that any action, big or small, in support of a better world helps tip the future in the right direction.”

In 2010 Real Leaders realized the world needed tipping in the right direction. We were in desperate need of far-sighted leadership, and no publication existed at that time which dedicated itself entirely to this vital topic – one that is still relevant and urgent today.

Real Leaders filled this gap, with a mission to inspire better leaders for a better world, and now serves a global community of business leaders who represent 10% of the global economy. We seek stories of leaders who have thrived by tackling social and environmental issues. We celebrate their achievements and share them with the world. Our challenge to you is: How will you inspire the future?

Since 2006, Sustainable Brands has inspired the future by engaging and preparing business leaders to prosper by showing the path to an abundant future through sustainable business practice. They provide a platform for thought leaders at live and online events and host peer-to-peer learning groups – all aimed at growing and inspiring brands, design professionals and social entrepreneurs.

Our partnership aims to create something bigger – a journey of like-minded brands that seeks to unearth new possibilities. Will you join us?