Zoe Thompson

ESG, US Social Strategy Lead

KPMG in the U.S.

Zoe Thompson is a Principal with KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory services firm.

She is the Social Strategy Leader for KPMG’s US ESG practice and co-leads KPMG’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice. She has nearly 30 years consulting experience working in a broad range of change management, operational and organizational performance areas, including workforce improvement, diversity, equity and inclusion and corporate culture. She has spent her career consulting within a variety of industries, helping clients manage change associated with strategic, cultural and technical transformations.

Zoe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Economics from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She sits on the board of Holt International, a global humanitarian organization that provides services for vulnerable families and children, and on the Board of Visitors for Trinity University. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Houston – Downtown Marilyn Davies College of Business. She lives in Texas with her husband, dog, and 4 children. In her free time, Zoe enjoys outdoor activities, serving as spectator at her kids’ lacrosse games, reading and cooking.  

  • Advisory
  • Audit
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Management Consulting
  • People and Change
  • Strategy
  • Tax
  • BA in Economics and Religion, Trinity University

  • Executive Certification in Advancing Sustainability, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

  • Presenter on and panelist for multiple industry and community forums, including The Atlantic Festival, Ascend: Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference The Digital Energy Series, the HR Houston Senior Leaders Forum, the CHRO Board Academy, the Houston Diversity Summit, and the Ohio Business Roundtable

  • Co-Author, “Redefining profit: How ESG reporting signals a shift towards a revised ‘social contract’”. World Economic Forum

  • Guest columnist, The Houston Chronicle “Disruption an opportunity for HR Professionals”

  • Corporate Fellow, Marilyn Davies College of Business, University of Houston – Downtown

  • Fall 2017 graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum