Living Our Values

SVB’s values guide our actions, from our approach to supporting small businesses and community engagement to our ESG reporting.

Advancing innovation for a better world

SVB is dedicated to the success of the innovation economy. More than ever, we need to be agents of change by taking care of what matters. We do this by helping companies and partners innovate, thrive and create jobs; providing a culture where our employees can learn and grow; and, together with our partners and employees, building toward a more just world. Our dedication to supporting evolving technologies enables us to contribute to creating a more equitable and sustainable, low-carbon, net-zero emissions economy.

See our latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report to learn more.
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SVB's Values

We start with empathy for others
We speak and act with integrity
We embrace diverse perspectives
We take responsibility
We keep learning and improving

Our ESG Strategic Initiatives

We work holistically across SVB and with our stakeholders to continue to enhance our ESG initiatives, leveraging our deep relationships with investors and innovation companies, as well as our capabilities, resources and networks, to help drive the most impact.

Engaging and Empowering Employees


Building a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SVB


Championing Inclusion in the Innovation Economy


Supporting Communities Where We Live and Work


Advancing the Transition to a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World


Practicing Responsible Corporate Governance

2021 ESG Highlights


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are building a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion at SVB to help propel our success.
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Access to Innovation

SVB is committed to advancing women, Black and Latinx individuals to positions of influence in the innovation economy.
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Cleantech and Sustainability

Our experienced cleantech and sustainability bankers are supporting our clients to help advance the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon world.
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Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is essential for healthy communities. SVB has financed more than $2B for housing since 2002.
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Practicing responsible corporate governance is fundamental to our business.
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ESG Reporting

Our ESG reporting is aligned with our commitment to transparency and accountability.

Awards & Recognitions

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America’s Most Responsible Companies

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Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

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