Susannah MCLAREN

Susannah is Head of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability at the Cobalt Institute – the non-profit global trade association composed of producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt, representing over 80% of cobalt produced. She has 20 years’ in-house and consultancy experience across numerous sectors and markets, including: mining & metals, oil & gas, and renewables.  Susannah is a Board member of the Global Battery Alliance. 

Susannah previously managed the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) Responsible Gold Programme, which is an OECD-aligned standard mandatory for all Good Delivery Refiners. She also spent a period working for Shift – the leading centre of expertise on the UN Guiding Principles on Business & Human Rights – where she advised progressive global companies. Prior to this, Susannah spent ten years employed with a global engineering contractor to the extractives sector, latterly as the Global Head of Social Sustainability.