Ms Marie Apostol


Ms Marie Apostol is Founder and President/CEO of The FAIR Hiring Initiative. The initiative is a social enterprise that develops, tests and promotes ethical recruitment models and addresses issues of forced labor, debt bondage and human trafficking in labor migration.

In 2004, Marie founded Verité Southeast Asia and served as its Executive Director until February, 2012 where she led the development of the Verité Systems Approach For Social Responsibility, the Verité Fair Hiring Toolkit, and prepared the original draft of the Manpower-Verité Ethical Framework for Cross-Border Recruitment. She has trained and consulted for companies such as Starbucks, Apple, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Gap, Levi Strauss, Hewlett-Packard, New Balance, Hershey’s and Motorola, in the improvement of internal and supply-chain-level programs, systems and organizational competencies for managing Corporate Social Responsibility.

Prior to her work with Verité, Marie served as an independent consultant on poverty alleviation and social reform and worked on projects for the Philippine Government, bilateral agencies, international NGOs, and a number of UN agencies.