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 Responsibility Report

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

SVB recognizes the significant societal, ecological and economic threats of climate change. We are deepening the integration of climate risks and opportunities into our business. Please see our TCFD report.
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WEF Disclosure

Please see our first disclosure in alignment with the Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics (SCM) published by the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.
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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 2020 GHG emissions was conducted according to the guidelines of the Greenhous Gas Protocol and reported to CDP.

SVB* global GHG emissions by scope, 2020

GHG emissions scope   2020 mt CO2e
Scope 1   520
Scope 2 (location based)   6,948
Scope 2 (market based)   6,820
Scope 3 Category 3: Fuel and energy-related activities 1,395
  Category 6: Business travel 2,692
  Category 7: Employee commuting 4,018
  Category 8: Upstream Leased Asset 393
Total   15,838

*Does not include GHG emissions from Boston Private, which was acquired in July 2021. We will adjust 2019 and 2020 inventories with Boston Private emissions in future disclosures.

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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 December 31, 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. Categories with less than 1% representation do not appear in the graphs. Not disclosed represents individuals who did not choose to disclose gender, race & ethnicity data. All data is as of 12/31/21.

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.

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