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Recursos e Investigación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (RIDES), Chile
RIDES is a non-profit corporation established in mid-2002 by a group of professionals from different disciplines but with a common purpose: to contribute to more sustainable development at national, regional and international levels.
RIDES emphasizes in all their work the integration of the three aspects of sustainable development (economic, environmental and social). The values that underpin their work are transparency, alliance building, autonomy and respect for diversity. RIDES embraces transparency of decision-making and free access to all the information it produces. It seeks to build alliances with diverse social actors in order to exchange and share experiences and knowledge. RIDES does not depend financially or institutionally on any other organization or institution. It endeavours to consider and represent the diversity of viewpoints and interests at play. In all its activities, RIDES promotes respect for the diversity of cultures, ideas and opinions.
RIDES’ mission is to promote a more sustainable development at the national, regional and international levels. To meet this objective, RIDES carries out research, promotes dialogue, generates networks and contributes to the dissemination of different perspectives.
RIDES’ thematic areas of activity for 2003-2008 are: