Molly Scott Cato

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"Molly Scott Cato is a green economist and cooperative researcher. She co-ordinates the Transition Stroud Lifestyles and Livelihoods working group and has been a Director of Stroud Common Wealth since 2007. She is also a core group member of Stroud Community Agriculture." [1] wiki

Molly Scott Cato is Professor of Strategy and Sustainability in the Business School at the University of Roehampton. "She is a green economist who is also well-known in the field of co-operative studies...Molly is a member of the UK Society of Co-operative Studies and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Co-operative Studies. She is well connected within the co-operative movement and is a board member of Meadow Prospect, the regeneration subsidiary of a housing mutual based in the Welsh Valleys...Molly has published widely and in a range of different outlets; she also her own personal website, Green Economist, and a popular blog Gaian Economics. She is interested in developing work in the areas of the bioregional economy and participatory planning within the context of climate change. She is also engaged with practical sustainability via her involvement with Transition Stroud and her role as a Green councillor on Stroud District Council." [2]

"Molly is an active member of the Green Party UK, standing for election at all levels and currently speaking for the Party on economic issues. She is a Director of Transition Stroud and co-ordinates its Lifestyles and Livelihoods working group, with whom she launched a local currency in Stroud in 2009. She was formerly a member of the core group of Stroud Community Agriculture and is a Director of Stroud Common Wealth." [1]

"I also teach regularly on short courses including an annual course at the Centre for Alternative Technology. Some of the presentations I give during those courses are available on the Resources for Students page. You may also be interested in a new Masters course on economics which is being launched by Schumacher College in autumn 2001." [2]

Has written reports for Green House Thinktank.


  • Forthcoming: The Bioregional Economy: Land, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (London: Earthcan).
  • Environment and Economy, London: Routledge (2011)
  • Green Economics: Theory, Policy and Practice, London: Earthscan, (2009)
  • Market, Schmarket: Building the Post-Capitalist Economy.

Recent Articles

  • Forthcoming 'Margin or Mainstream: Stakeholder Views of the Credit-Union Movement in Wales and their Impact on the Financial Inclusion Policy', Public Money and Management, with Jan Myers and Paul Jones.
  • Forthcoming Green Economics: Putting the Planet and Politics Back into Economics, under review with Cambridge Journal of Economics.
  • 'Home Economics: Planting the Seeds of a Research Agenda for the Bioregional Economy', Environmental Values 20 (2011): 481-501.
  • 'Criticality by stealth: embedding tools for sustainability in the business curriculum', Journal of Global Responsibility, 2/2 (2011), pp. 222 – 238, with Peter Redding.
  • 'A Narrative of Power: Tower Colliery as an Example of Worker Control through Co-operative Work Organisation' Working USA: The Journal of Labor and Society, XIV/3 (2011), with Smith, R., Arthur, L., and Keenoy, T.
  • 'Education as Re-embedding: Stroud Communiversity, Walking the Land and the Enduring Spell of the Sensuous', Sustainability, 3/1: 51-68 (2010), with Jan Myers.
  • 'How Could we Study Climate-Related Social Innovation? Applying Deleuzian Philosophy to the Transition Towns', Environmental Politics, 19/6 (2010): 869-87, with Jean Hillier.

Resources and articles

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  1. Stroud Common Wealth Board, organizational web page, accessed May 19, 2013.
  2. University of Roehampton Molly Scott Cato, organizational web page, accessed May 19, 2013.