Lobbying

Molly believes that her primary responsibility is to represent her constituents and so she is likely to have less time for meeting lobbyists than some other MEPs.

At present lobbyists are all considered equivalent, so that somebody paid to ensure that the financial services sector faces less pressure to operate for the common good is treated the same way as a representative from a membership organisation focused on improving the environment for everybody. Molly has chosen to meet the second kind of lobbyist more than the first.

The Green/EFA group is committed to lobbying transparency and is the first political group in the European Parliament to automatically publish information about meetings held with lobbyists and interest representatives such as civil society organisations.

The Green/EFA group have developed LobbyCal, a new open-source tool, which takes information from MEPs’ calendars, and publishes the information on their websites the day after the lobby meeting takes place. This allows all citizens to see who Green MEPs are meeting, when they are meeting them, and what is talked about with outside stakeholders. This was one of the promises made by many of our MEPs before the European elections. The following table was exported from Molly’s account on LobbyCal on 3 February 2020.

Further information on lobbying transparency.

Date Partners Title Tags
Wed 23 Oct 2019 null British Chamber of Commerce; panel discussion on ECON priorities ID; #finance
Tue 8 Oct 2019 Babassu Coconut Breakers Movement ID   #latinamerica
Thu 3 Oct 2019 Finance Finland Meeting ID #finance
Wed 2 Oct 2019 Safeguarding democracy letter ID    
Tue 1 Oct 2019 Change Finance Meeting to discuss implementation of Chnage Finance Pledge #finance
Mon 30 Sep 2019 Arboricultural Association Meeting  
Mon 2 Sep 2019 British Medical Association Meeting ID #health
Mon 2 Sep 2019 Cornwall Brussels Office Meeting @Cornwall  
Thu 18 Jul 2019 Oidhaco Meeting On Human Rights in Colombia  
Wed 17 Jul 2019 Make UK Discussing regional engagement with local manufacturing companies.  
Thu 11 Jul 2019 Cornwall Council Discussion on Conrnwall’s priorities related to the UK’s future relationships in Europe post-Brexit.  
Thu 11 Jul 2019 Grassroots for Europe Discussion on issue of transparency and Molly’s legislative work in Parliament.  
Mon 8 Jul 2019 Common Vision (Think Tank)” Roundtable with business leaders on sustainable finance.  
Thu 20 Jun 2019   Confidence in Financial Services (NGO). Presentation by Molly Scot Cato for Seminar.  
Tue 2 Apr 2019 New City Agenda “How To Make Regional Mutual Banking A Reality”  
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Open Rights Group Discussion on Copyright Directive & Article 13 – upcoming plenary vote  
Tue 19 Feb 2019 S&P Global Benchmarks for Sustainable Finance, trilogue discussions on Low Carbon Benchmark  
Thu 7 Feb 2019 Sims Hill Meeting with manager about threat P&R proposal poses to food growing site  
Tue 29 Jan 2019 Finance Ministry of Germany Meeting with the head of division for sustainable finance  
Fri 25 Jan 2019 Stonehenge Alliance Meeting with campaigners, A303 tunnel project  
Tue 15 Jan 2019 Federation of Small Businesses SME VAT package, priority issues for UK SMEs  
Tue 18 Dec 2018 Japan Centre for International Finance (JCIF Brussels) Sustainable Finance  
Tue 4 Dec 2018 Club of Rome “Climate Emergency Plan”  
Wed 28 Nov 2018 European Federaton of Building societies Sustainable Finance & Energy efficiency in buildings  
Mon 19 Nov 2018 Speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile (TPiE) Human Rights situation in Tibet, future of the Tibet Interest Group in the EP  
Mon 19 Nov 2018 Accountancy Europe Sustainable Finance, role of accountants, advertising industry  
Thu 1 Nov 2018 Wikimedia Foundation discussion on copyright, free internet and platform liability  
Tue 30 Oct 2018 JP Morgan Meeting Sustainable Finance experts  
Fri 19 Oct 2018 Fair Vote Project Brexit  
Thu 18 Oct 2018 Deutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband (DSGV) on behalf of German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) Exchange of views on “Disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks”  
Wed 17 Oct 2018 Triodos Bank & Regulatory Communication Sustainable Finance  
Tue 16 Oct 2018 Honda Introducing new represenative & Brexit  
Mon 15 Oct 2018 GJN, Unison and CAFOD UN Binding Treaty  
Thu 11 Oct 2018 Finance Watch, WWF & Better Europe Commission proposal on Climate Benchmarks – draft report (Gill)  
Wed 10 Oct 2018 The 3 Million & British in Europe The fate of citizens in case of no-deal Brexit  
Wed 10 Oct 2018 S&P Global Commission proposal to amend the Benchmark Regulation on low carbon and positive carbon impact benchmarks  
Mon 8 Oct 2018 European Association of Banks Draft Report on Disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks  
Wed 3 Oct 2018 AmCham EU 3 Commission proposals on sustainable finance  
Tue 2 Oct 2018 Moody’s Investors Service Upcoming priorities linked to Brexit, including EU relationship with 3rd countries, impact on Credit Rating Agencies, impact on real economy, future of the EU27  
Thu 27 Sep 2018 Better Europe & WWF Commission proposal on Climate Benchmarks – draft report  
Wed 26 Sep 2018 Danish Chamber of Commerce European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation  
Wed 26 Sep 2018 Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Single EU VAT area, late payments  
Wed 12 Sep 2018 FTI Consulting and FIA European Principle Traders Association Sustainable Finance  
Mon 10 Sep 2018 Organic Farmer from Wales individual meeting on Glyphosate and GMOs  
Mon 10 Sep 2018 Funding Circle Phone Call re. Crowdfunding Regulation  
Thu 6 Sep 2018 Devon for Europe Brexit and People’s Vote  
Wed 5 Sep 2018 Green10 Environmental protection after Brexit  
Wed 5 Sep 2018 Bremain in Spain Brexit  
Wed 5 Sep 2018 Global Witness Sustainable Finance – Benchmarks regulations  
Wed 5 Sep 2018 Performing Right Society (PRS) for Music Copyright Directive  
Wed 5 Sep 2018 Finance Watch Benchmark Regulation – low carbon benchmarks and positive carbon impact benchmark  
Tue 4 Sep 2018 British Phonographic Industry Copyright Directive  
Tue 4 Sep 2018 UNPO Meeting a delegation of six indigenous community leaders from Central America  
Thu 26 Jul 2018 Devon Chamber of Commerce, RIO and Plymouth Council informal meeting  
Wed 18 Jul 2018 Farmers Against Brexit and Remainer Now impact of Brexit on agriculture, People’s Vote  
Tue 17 Jul 2018 Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust Information on the work of the charity and the ERDF Wild Towns project  
Tue 17 Jul 2018   Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board  
Mon 9 Jul 2018 BMW Group Brexit & Customs  
Mon 9 Jul 2018 Accountancy Europe Tax  
Thu 28 Jun 2018 Gloucester FSB representatives    
Tue 26 Jun 2018 Avaaz EU environmental policies, Brexit, disinformation  
Mon 25 Jun 2018 Grayling Brexit Club  
Mon 25 Jun 2018 Corporate Europe Observatory Revolving Doors & KPMG Report  
Fri 22 Jun 2018 Bristol Zoological Society EU strategy for biodiversity conservation & the role of Zoos  
Wed 20 Jun 2018 Global Public Policy The future of EU sustainable finance  
Tue 5 Jun 2018 The 3 Million Citizens’ rights  
Thu 10 May 2018 National Farmers Union Brexit, Food and Farming  
Mon 30 Apr 2018 Stratford 4 Europe Brexit update from Brussels  
Mon 30 Apr 2018 Esprit Films Meeting with CEO re. Brexit impact on business  
Fri 27 Apr 2018 Somerset Wildlife Trust Defra consultation on the future of food and farming  
Thu 26 Apr 2018 Natural Capital Coalition Keynote speaker at roundtable on Natural Capital and Sustainable Finance  
Wed 25 Apr 2018 Ms Gonzaga, Advisor to National Secretariat of Citizenship at the Human Rights Ministry in Brazil Human Rights  
Tue 24 Apr 2018 Tibet Interest Group Regular meeting  
Mon 23 Apr 2018 Avaaz Cambridge Analytica Scandal – impact on democracy  
Mon 23 Apr 2018 Booksellers’ association Fight against tax avoidance – new TAX3 Committee  
Fri 13 Apr 2018 London Stock Exchange Group Sustainable Finance  
Fri 13 Apr 2018   Holistic Review Commission  
Fri 13 Apr 2018 Global Witness Sustainable Finance INI Report  
Thu 12 Apr 2018 Invesco Perpetual Sustainable Finance INI Report  
Tue 10 Apr 2018 Our Future Our Choice Young people and Brexit  
Mon 9 Apr 2018   Casa Americas  
Mon 9 Apr 2018 Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Women and militarisation of the EU  
Tue 3 Apr 2018 The Community Farm, Chew Magna visit  
Mon 26 Mar 2018 European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) Sustainable Finance INI Report  
Wed 21 Mar 2018 Finance Watch Sustainable Finance INI Report  
Tue 20 Mar 2018 American Chamber of Commerce Speaking at lunch event on Sustainable Finance  
Tue 20 Mar 2018 European Mortgage Foundation H2020 project developing framework for energy efficient mortgages  
Mon 19 Mar 2018 Quaker Council for European Affairs Launch of new report on peace-building  
Tue 13 Mar 2018 Moody’s Investors Service Brexit, Future of EU27, Update on Moody’s priorities  
Thu 1 Mar 2018 Devon stronger IN Brexit  
Wed 28 Feb 2018 Association of German Banks (BdB) Sustainable Finance  
Fri 23 Feb 2018 Chideock Parish Council air pollution & breaches of AQMA levels  
Fri 23 Feb 2018 Wessex Field development protest groups impact of air pollution and proposed development of offices on green field site  
Wed 21 Feb 2018 Feedback Global Proposal on food waste for pig feed  
Tue 20 Feb 2018 Ecopreneur tax and circular economy  
Tue 20 Feb 2018 Greener UK Brexit and environment priorities  
Thu 15 Feb 2018 Hunter’s Stoves Meeting with Managing Director  
Thu 15 Feb 2018 Essence Social Enterprise leaders meeting  
Wed 14 Feb 2018   Meeting with Sir Harry Studhulme, Forestry Commission  
Wed 14 Feb 2018   Lunchtime meeting, Social Enterprise Network  
Wed 14 Feb 2018   Visit, Sole of Discretion  
Tue 6 Feb 2018 EEF manufacturers’ organisation future EU-UK relationship, citizens’ rights, immigration  
Fri 26 Jan 2018 Cheltenham Green Party Update from Brussels #brexit
Tue 23 Jan 2018 Tibet Interest Group meeting with CTA President Dr Lobsang Sangay  
Tue 23 Jan 2018 Frederic Hach (Finance Watch) Green Finance Observatory  
Tue 23 Jan 2018 German Investment Funds Association (BVI) Sustainable Finance  
Mon 22 Jan 2018 Josina Kamerling (Head of regulatory outreach EMEA, CFA Institute) Brexit, financial supervision  
Mon 22 Jan 2018 Lottie Howard-Merrill (Ecumenical Accompanier Israel/Palestine) World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)  
Fri 12 Jan 2018 Biodynamic Land Trust Tour of farm and meeting with staff, tenants and board members #agriculture
Fri 12 Jan 2018 Honda Factory Tour & discussion about Brexit impacts #brexit
Thu 11 Jan 2018 Bristol City of Sanctuary Meeting about work with refugees in Bristol  
Sat 9 Dec 2017 Faisal Tahir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK seminar “United Against Extremism” & lunch  
Fri 8 Dec 2017 Campaigners Bristol airport expansion  
Mon 20 Nov 2017 Rachel Owens (Global Witness), Eleni Choidas (Shareaction ), Julia Linares Sabater (WWF) Sustainable Finance INI Report  
Tue 14 Nov 2017 Richard Rumbelow, EEF manufacturers organisation next steps Brexit, impact of Brexit on European Manufacturing  
Fri 10 Nov 2017   19.00 NFU Swindon AGM #agriculture
Fri 10 Nov 2017   14.00 Visit to Overbury Farm #agriculture
Fri 10 Nov 2017   10.30 Eastington Village visit  
Sat 4 Nov 2017 09.45 Divided Country Shared Future – Swindon discussion event with young people  
Thu 19 Oct 2017 Nancy Cano, Amnesty international Abortion rights  
Tue 17 Oct 2017 Youth ambassadors, ONE Sustainable Development and the EU budget  
Fri 13 Oct 2017 Jules Peck, RSA Establishing a Community Bank for Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire  
Wed 11 Oct 2017 Phill Woods, Cornwall Brussels Office Week of Regions and Cities  
Wed 11 Oct 2017 Gibraltar students Work of South West and Gibraltar MEPs  
Tue 10 Oct 2017 Helen Raulus and Clive Black, Law Societies Brexit and financial services  
Thu 28 Sep 2017   Ben Heald and Yoma, 60Months & Bristol Pound  
Tue 26 Sep 2017 European Network for Independent Living Disability Rights & Brexit  
Wed 6 Sep 2017 FSB on VAT and cross-border and e-commerce  
Wed 6 Sep 2017 Loan Market Association impact of Brexit on the syndicated loan market  
Tue 29 Aug 2017 Make Votes Matter Meeting on electoral law  
Wed 12 Jul 2017 Honda Motor Europe Meeting about the future for British Businesses post-Brexit  
Tue 25 Apr 2017 FSB Taskforce About sustainable finance  
Tue 11 Apr 2017 Afore Consulting Online payments for small businesses  
Thu 2 Mar 2017 European Magazine Media Association about VAT for books,  
Tue 28 Feb 2017 WWF & RSPB Meeting about the impacts of Brexit on the environment  
Thu 23 Feb 2017 TDK Lambda Meeting about the future of the electronics industry post-Brexit  
Wed 22 Feb 2017 Royal National Lifeboat Institution Meeting about their work in the South West  
Wed 22 Feb 2017 S & H Technical support ltd. Meeting about electronics industry post-Brexit  
Tue 21 Feb 2017 Mill on the Brue activity centre outdoor education  
Fri 3 Feb 2017 Yeo Valley Organics Dairy industry in the South West  
Mon 30 Jan 2017   Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management  
Wed 25 Jan 2017 Federation of Small Businesses meeting about small businesses and the single market  
Tue 24 Jan 2017 Uighur Representatives meeting about human rights and the Uyghur community  
Tue 24 Jan 2017 ONE Youth Ambassadors Meeting about the anti money-laundering directive and fighting corruption for development #anticorruption
#taxjustice
#antimoneylaundering
#one
Wed 7 Dec 2016 The Law Society meeting about the Anti-Money-Laundering directive  
Mon 28 Nov 2016 Counter Balance & QE for People Meeting about sustainable finance  
Tue 15 Nov 2016 Transition Network Totnes meeting about South Devon bioregion  
Thu 10 Nov 2016 Club du Bois Sustainable wood industry #bio-economy
Tue 11 Oct 2016 Ecumenical Accompanier Israel/Palestine peace discussion #israel
#peace
#palestine
Wed 28 Sep 2016 Spain-Gibraltar Cross Frontier Group Post Referendum Discussion  
Wed 28 Sep 2016 Meeting Guarani-Kaiowá Human Rights Defenders #humanrights
Wed 7 Sep 2016 Christian aid Apple Tax Decision and BrexitJustice #taxjustice
#tax
Tue 12 Jul 2016 Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees Current Activities/ Brexit  
Wed 29 Jun 2016 Positive Money ECON work #economy
Mon 13 Jun 2016 WWF Climate Finance #climate
Wed 27 Apr 2016 TUC Trade Unions Bill #unions
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Prudential Securitisation #finance
Tue 16 Feb 2016 Finance Watch Securitisation #finance
Thu 11 Feb 2016 Regen SW Regional Economy & Fair Competition #energy
#business
Tue 9 Feb 2016 Sir James Dyson Energy Labelling #environment
#energy
Fri 29 Jan 2016 Landworks Alliance & Food Future AGRI Committee  
Wed 27 Jan 2016 CAMRA EU Directive on Excise Duty. Cider in the South West #business
Tue 26 Jan 2016 Nationwide Securitisation #economy
Tue 26 Jan 2016 Mark Morris Associates Tax loopholes #tax
Thu 19 Nov 2015 Birders Against Wildlife Crime Wildlife Crime #environment
#birds
Wed 18 Nov 2015 Environment and Sustainability Institute, Cornwall Relationship between Citizens and the State #cornwall
#environment
Wed 18 Nov 2015 Nationwide Securitisation in CMU  
Tue 17 Nov 2015 TUC EU Referendum  
Fri 13 Nov 2015 Future test lobbying #lobbying
Fri 13 Nov 2015 Test Lobbyist transparency #lobbying
Thu 12 Nov 2015 Open Society Foundation Drones and extra judicial killing #peace
Mon 9 Nov 2015 European Network of Green Business Associations Sustainable SMEs in the UK and Europe #business
Thu 5 Nov 2015 UK ‘Tripartite’ meeting, House of Lords EU Referendum, Refugee Crisis, National Parliaments and the EU  
Tue 3 Nov 2015 Cornish Chamber Cornwall #cornwall
Tue 20 Oct 2015 Trade Union Congress (TUC) Hinkley Point and Renewables jobs #energy
#environment
Wed 14 Oct 2015 European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine EU funding and Israeli military projects #peace
Tue 6 Oct 2015 Financewatch Capital Markets Union #finance
Mon 28 Sep 2015 Argentinian Ambassadors Eurolat liaison including climate change and Falklands  
Mon 28 Sep 2015 Argentinian Ambassadors Offshore Drilling in the Falklands  
Wed 23 Sep 2015 Share Action Responsible Investment #finance
Tue 14 Jul 2015 Common Vision UK Roundtable responsible tax  
Tue 7 Jul 2015 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Cider producers tax #business
#tax
Wed 24 Jun 2015 National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Climate Change #climate
Wed 24 Jun 2015 Client Earth Agriculture and Air Pollution #farming
#environment
Tue 23 Jun 2015 Cornwall Council Renewables and Cornish Language  
Fri 19 Jun 2015 Good Energy Energy #energy
Fri 19 Jun 2015 Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy Chelworth Solar Array #environment
#wiltshire
Wed 10 Jun 2015 British Chamber of Commerce Annual event – Commission investment plan, banking union, taxation #finance
#tax
Fri 5 Jun 2015 Stonehenge Alliance A303 Improvements #wiltshire
#environment
Thu 28 May 2015 Beneden TTIP #trade
#ttip
Tue 19 May 2015 Commissioner Hill Capital Markets Union #finance
Wed 6 May 2015 Jersey and Guernsey Representatives Capital Markets Union #finance
Wed 6 May 2015 Development and Peace Foundation “International Tax Cooperation #finance
#tax
Mon 4 May 2015 Oxfam Tax justice #tax
#assistant
Mon 4 May 2015 Mossawa Centre for Arab Citizens in Israel Arab citizens in Israel, Israeli elections #peace
#humanrights
Wed 29 Apr 2015 The European Manufacturers’ Organisation (EEF) Capital Markets Union, Horizon 2020 SME instrument #finance
#business
Tue 21 Apr 2015 EU Cooperative Banks Bank Reform #finance
Wed 15 Apr 2015 Association of British Credit Unions Ltd (ABCUL) Credit Union #assistant
#finance
Wed 15 Apr 2015 Gibraltar Government Gneral issues and Tax situation #tax
#gibraltar
Tue 14 Apr 2015 Office of Tibet Human rights in Tibet #humanrights
Wed 1 Apr 2015 Quaker Council for European Affairs Peace #peace
Wed 1 Apr 2015 New Economics Foundation Introductions #finance
Wed 25 Feb 2015 British Veterinary Association Medicine in agriculture #farming
Wed 25 Feb 2015 WWF Climate and development #climate
#environment
Wed 25 Feb 2015 Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel Palestinian Statehood and Human rights #humanrights
Wed 28 Jan 2015 Health Food Manufacturers Association Health food #food
#health
Tue 20 Jan 2015 EWS Schoenau Hinkley #environment
#somerset
#finance
Tue 20 Jan 2015 Yorkshire Building Society Regulation on EU credit institutions #finance
Tue 16 Dec 2014 Finance Watch Too big to fail banks #finance
Wed 10 Dec 2014 Freinds of the Earth London TTIP #ttip
#trade
Wed 10 Dec 2014 Global Justice Now TTIP #ttip
#trade
Mon 8 Dec 2014 Representative of Ashaninka People of Acre, Brazilian/Peruvian Amazon Repression and logging #latinamerica
#environment
#humanrights
Thu 4 Dec 2014 International Prison Chaplains Assosciation Europe Introductions  
Wed 3 Dec 2014 Nationwide Financial Benchmarks regulation #finance
Thu 20 Nov 2014 Peace Brigade International Repression and murders in Mexico #latinamerica
#humanrights
Sat 8 Nov 2014 Eunomia Marine and river litter #environment
Fri 7 Nov 2014 Met Office Climate change models #climate
Mon 27 Oct 2014 Ex-Chief Executive of Gibraltar Electricity Authority Gibraltar issues #gibraltar
Wed 22 Oct 2014 HM Treasury UK Govt perspective on financial legislation #finance
Thu 16 Oct 2014 Landworkers Alliance CAP reform and smallholdings #finance
#farming
Thu 16 Oct 2014 Transparency International Transparency and Lobbying #lobbying
Wed 8 Oct 2014 Finance Watch Finance Watch’s advocacy work  
Wed 8 Oct 2014 Christian Solidarity Worldwide Human rights in Mexico  
Wed 8 Oct 2014 Cornwall Council, Convergence Economist and Evaluation Officer Constituency and economic issues  
Tue 30 Sep 2014 Positive Money Current and alternative money systems #finance
Wed 24 Sep 2014 Christian Aid Economic justice and tax dodging #tax
#finance
Wed 24 Sep 2014 Arche Noah Seed Saving and Crop Diversity #biodiversity
#farming
Tue 23 Sep 2014 Deputy Chief Minister’s Office, Gov of Gibraltar Constituency Concerns #gibraltar
Tue 16 Sep 2014 European Small Business Alliance (ESBA), Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Policy on SMEs #business
#smes
Mon 8 Sep 2014 Cornwall Office in Brussels Introductions #cornwall
Wed 9 Jul 2014 RSPB Introductions #birds
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