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.

2022 ESG Reporting


Sustainable Finance Commitment

We support entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses at the forefront of innovation, helping to advance solutions that create a more just and sustainable world. Our longstanding commitment to innovation, combined with our deep experience supporting evolving technologies, enables us to contribute to a healthier planet via our own efforts and those of our clients. View our Statement on Sustainable Finance for details on our approach.
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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 2021 GHG emissions was conducted according to the guidelines of the Greenhous Gas Protocol and reported to CDP.

2021 GHG emissions

GHG Emissions Scope   Emissions (MTCO2e)
Scope 1   306
Scope 2 (location based)   5,749
Scope 2 (market based)   5,581
Scope 3    
  3. FERA 1,428
  6. Business Travel 1,065
  7. Commuting 7,270
  8. Upstream Leased Assets 585
Total Emissions Scope 1, 2 (market), 3 16,235

Please see our Independent Assurance Statement from LRQA for our 2019, 2020, and 2021 inventories here.
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Previous ESG Reports and Disclosures