The ambition of the project is to analyse the articulation between institutional, organisational and territorial dynamics in globalisation through the critical study of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the countries of the South. CSR puts two logics in tension: the market logic of profit-seeking and competition, on the one hand, and the civic logic relating to the societal mission pursued, on the other. Born in the countries of the North, the “CSR movement” has spread over the last few years on a global scale under the influence of multinational firms, global “standards” (e.g. Global Compact, ISO 26000) and also economic, ecological, energy and health crises. These multi-faceted crises have drawn attention to companies as both (i) a source of major risks; (ii) a stakeholder that is highly exposed to these risks and has a role to play in limiting their impact.