Sarah Margaret “Molly” Scott Cato
Molly is an economist and writer who has campaigned for green politics all her adult life. Between 2014 and 2020 Molly represented South West England in the European Parliament where she worked on sustainable finance, regenerative agriculture, and trade policy.
Aside from her work as an economist Molly’s areas of special interest include land ownership and food production; renewable energy, especially when it is owned by local communities; co-operatives; and issues concerned with peace and opposing nuclear weapons and nuclear power.
Before being elected to the European Parliament, Molly led the Green Group local councils and was Chair of the Council’s Audit Committee. She worked as Professor of Economics at Roehampton University in London.
Molly studied politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University and later gained a doctorate in economics from Aberystwyth. She continues to be a Professor of Green Economics at Roehampton University.
Molly joined the Green Party in 1988 and has worked for the party at all levels, including a year spent as job-share campaigns director on the party’s national executive and several years spent as co-chair of its regional council. For the past 15 years Molly has spoken for the Green Party on economics and finance, and is current spokesperson for Brexit.