Living Our Values ESG Reporting

ESG Reporting

Our corporate philosophy of transparency and accountability guides our reporting on environmental, social and governance performance with the goal of building trust and evolving our policies and disclosures.

Impact & Transparency

SVB’s goal of ESG reporting is to enable our stakeholders to easily access information about our ESG policies and impacts in the context of our business strategy. In this section, we have consolidated relevant reporting, metrics and policies.  We will continue to evaluate our reporting to meet best practices as our ESG programs evolve with our business strategy and growth.

Corporate Social Responsibility Report

SVB tells the story of SVB’s impact on people, communities, the environment and small businesses in our annual Responsibility Report. Download now

SASB Disclosure

SVB provides investors and other stakeholders with meaningful data on ESG performance, underscoring our longstanding pledge of transparency and accountability. Please view our disclosure in accordance with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Download now

Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions

SVB recognizes the significant economic, societal and ecological threats of climate change. We support entrepreneurs and high-growth companies advancing innovations that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and we take steps to monitor and reduce our own emissions. The following inventory of our 2019 GHG emissions was conducted according to the guidelines of the Greenhous Gas Protocol and reported to CDP.

2020 GHG emissions and CDP response

  Emissions Source Emissions (MTCO2e) % of Total Footprint
Scope 1 Stationary and mobile fuel sources 520 3%
Scope 2 Purchased energy (market based) 6,820 43%
Scope 3 Business travel, upstream leased assets 8,498 54%
Total Emissions Scope 1, 2(market), 3 15,838 100%

Workforce Diversity Metrics


An inclusive workplace expands opportunities for everyone. SVB benefits from a diverse workforce, and we aim to continue to increase diverse representation at all levels of the company. Below are our workforce demographic stats as of June 30, 2021.

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We report demographic metrics using racial categories defined by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Race & ethnicity figures represent US employees only, as regulatory requirements governing data collection and privacy preclude comprehensive data collection in our international offices. We are exploring how we can effectively track and share data on our global workforce. Senior leadership includes anyone in the following job levels: Executive Committee (including our executive officers), and leaders from certain top levels of SVB's two highest bands of management. American Indian/Alaska Native does not appear on the graphs since they comprise less than 1%. Not disclosed represents individuals who did not choose to disclose gender, race & ethnicity data. All data is as of 6/30/21.

See our 2020 EEO-1 report (US only)

Gender Equality

We are proud to be a member of the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, recognizing our continued focus and progress towards gender diversity and equality. The reference index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies and pro-women brand. We continue to evaluate our process to advance gender parity in SVB leadership roles and ensure fair pay. In 2021, we completed a Gender Pay Gap Report for our UK office.