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March 20, 2019

Pentegra, Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial to Introduce Big Green Retirement Plan

 

Pentegra, Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial to Introduce
Big Green Retirement Plan

White Plains, NY March 4, 2019

Today, Pentegra announced that it will partner with Social(k) and LeafHouse Financial to
introduce the Big Green Retirement Plan. The Plan is an aggregate 401(k) retirement program
with a focus on socially responsible investing. The plan offers comprehensive, bundled 401(k)
plan services with full fiduciary outsourcing capabilities for companies who align themselves with
the importance of socially responsible investing.

Unique in the industry today, the Plan allows an individual to consider his or her own closely held
beliefs as part of making retirement investment choices, and offers plan sponsors a path toward
simpler, safer, easier plan administration by outsourcing both the fiduciary administrator and
investment roles.

Said Pentegra Senior Vice President and National Practice Leader, Pete Swisher, “Until now
green companies have had limited options for retirement plans that solely offer socially
responsible investing alongside fully bundled 401(k) plan services and outsourced fiduciary
responsibility. The Big Green Retirement Plan offers a tremendous market opportunity.”

Pentegra will provide recordkeeping and 3(16) fiduciary administrator services for the program,
enabling plan sponsors to minimize retirement plan fiduciary responsibility and liability and
greatly reduce their internal administrative workload. With more than 75 years in the industry,
Pentegra is one of the most experienced retirement plan fiduciaries in the nation.

LeafHouse Financial, a national investment fiduciary, will provide 3(38) discretionary investment
fiduciary services for the plan. LeafHouse will evaluate, select, monitor and manage the Plan’s
SRI/ESG investment platform. “Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are
increasingly viewed as important elements in determining the financial performance of
companies,” said LeafHouse President Todd Kading.

He further noted, “Our firm sees the trajectory of ESG investing rising, and believes the time is
right to offer investment oversight to retirement plans. In our opinion, there is no better way to do
this than to partner with two industry leaders, Pentegra and Social(k).”

Social(k) founder and owner Rob Thomas continued, “Today, more and more, employers and
employees are interested in retirement plan investments that make a positive impact not only on
their lives but also the lives of others. Interest in ESG/SRI investment options continues to grow, but
401(k) plans have had fiduciary concerns that have slowed the growth of these investment
options for ERISA plans. The Big Green Retirement Plan offers a terrific solution.”

Added Swisher, “With a focus on oversight and fiduciary responsibility, all three organizations’
values are closely aligned, so it made great sense for us to come together to offer the program.
It’s a win-win for clients as well as for our organizations as partners.”

 

About Pentegra

Pentegra is a leading provider of retirement planning and fiduciary outsourcing solutions to
organizations nationwide. Founded by the Federal Home Loan Bank System in 1943, Pentegra
offers a broad array of qualified and non-qualified retirement plan solutions and TPA services. For
more information, go to www.pentegra.com.

 

About LeafHouse Financial

LeafHouse Financial is a national discretionary investment manager for retirement plans. We are
an independent and Flexible Fiduciary™ that aims to provide the maximum level of protection
at a low cost. The firm acts in both a 3(21) and a 3(38) fiduciary capacity for a multitude of
private and public plans. LeafHouse developed proprietary technology that is designed to
prudently select, evaluate, and monitor investments that are solely in the best interests of plan
participants and their beneficiaries.

LeafHouse is a registered investment advisor. Registration does not imply a certain level of skills or
training. More information about the firm, including its investment strategies and objectives, can
be found in our ADV Part 2, which is available, without charge, upon request. Our Form ADV
contains information regarding LeafHouse’s business practices and the backgrounds of our key
personnel.

 

About Social(k)

Founded in 2005, Social(k) has brought Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) screened
investment options to retirement plans for more than a decade. Its mission is to provide people
the option to invest their money in conscionable companies that prioritize social and
environmental responsibility alongside continued profit growth. In the past decade, Social(k)
has invested more than $150,000,000 on behalf of 7,500 people working for more than 300
organizations nationwide. Social(k) is a founding member of B Corporation, 1% For The Planet,
Slow Money, and the Common Good Capitalism Movement and an advocate for responsible
and sustainable businesses and organizations. For more information, go to www.socialk.com.

 

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You Can Invest With Your Values

Retirement plans for long-term growth with the benefit of creating a safe, just, and sustainable world.

Social(k) offers hundreds of investments using Environmental, Social, and Governance, (i.e. ESG screened investments) backed by a plethora of Financial research. Structured into traditional Mutual Funds, Social(k) helps you sleep at night knowing that you’re pursuing the brightest possible future for your retirement and our planet.

Learn more about our Big Green Retirement Plan