Emily Horton is a Year Here fellow and former financial journalist. As a reporter for Dow Jones she covered everything from the impact of Covid-19 on the economy to the invention of social impact bonds and personal finance tips from money gurus.
She started her career in public relations working for the British Red Cross, former pension minister Sir Steve Webb at Royal London and communications consultancy Seven Hills.
With a background in anthropology and economics, Emily has worked on national campaigns to tackle loneliness; raise awareness of unaccompanied child refugees; improve social care for isolated elderly people and bolster financial literacy among millennials.
Burnout, stress and long hours have become the norm for employees, but social businesses can do it differently, writes Year Here fellow Emily Horton – who has seen first-hand that prioritising workers’ wellbeing is entirely possible.