Cleantech and Sustainability

Let us help you drive positive change with our powerful energy banking and lending solutions, expert insights and advice, and unmatched industry connections.

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How we help

  • Access to capital
  • Project finance
  • Sector networking challenges
  • Competitive advice
  • Time to market
  • Regulatory hurdles

Drive business growth with the innovation experts

From direct connections to peers, investors, and SMEs to innovation industry trends and insights, we are proud to foster and scale business initiatives that move our common environmental, social and governance goals forward.

Scale efficiently with banking solutions

Access flexible banking and capital options designed for energy and resource innovators like you – we know what it takes to scale.

Receive relevant advice for growth

Reach subject matter experts when navigating complexities knowing we’ve helped hundreds of clients execute similar visions.

Connect with peers and investors

Network with peers at the center of the innovation landscape and gain opportunities from investor connections.

We serve those creating positive environmental change

From alternative energy solutions to agricultural breakthroughs, we support individuals and businesses driving toward a healthier planet.
Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Energy Transition
Agriculture & food
Waste Management
Water & Air
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Project finance: Bring initiatives to life

Tap into our network of project owners, sponsors and investors to finance large progressive resource projects and leverage creative financing, responsive service, and significant industry knowledge.

Construction Financing

SVB is experienced in structuring, funding and monitoring the construction of projects.

Back-Leverage Debt Financing

SVB structures and leverages the projects and sponsors’ cash flows through term financings.

Syndication Financing

SVB works with multiple banking partners to help you successfully complete your project financing.

We support clients who have become leading disruptors in the cleantech industry

Over 575 prominent clients in the energy & resource innovation sector choose to bank with SVB.

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Building a renewable drinking water source

SOURCE Global, PBC has created the world’s first renewable drinking water system. Its sustainable technology, the SOURCE Hydropanel, uses the power of the sun to extract an endless supply of reliable drinking water straight from the air. SOURCE Global, PBC empowers people around the world to take control of their water supply. SVB provided SOURCE Global, PBC with venture debt to further develop its technology and expand operations.

Addressing food security

Iron Ox builds advanced autonomous robotics and data-enabled greenhouses that leverage natural sunlight, reducing water usage by 90% compared to traditional farming. The outcome: natural herbs, fruits and vegetables. Iron Ox is driven to make healthier food more accessible, using fewer resources, to address food security globally. SVB provided Iron Ox with venture debt to help scale the development and deployment of its autonomous robotics technology.

SVB uniquely understands our business and the energy industry in which we operate and has been an important partner in Sunrun’s success.
Lynn Jurich CEO of Sunrun Client since 2014
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Move sustainability forward with powerful financing solutions


Venture Debt

Explore debt solutions that may help you build value and gain more time and resources. Learn more

Mezzanine Finance

Augment your senior debt to help you with market expansion, acquisitions, earn-outs, and more.

Growth & Working Capital

Finance your working capital cycle within industries that have longer collection periods.

Global Payments

Meet international payment needs efficiently. Learn more

Foreign Exchange & Trade Finance

Grow globally with a full suite of FX products and advisory services. Learn more

Investment Management

Achieve your investment objectives with support from SVB. Learn more

Meet the Energy & Resource Innovation Team


SVB's Energy & Resource Innovation practice brings more than 12 years of experience and partners with innovators whose passion and purpose lie in building businesses to develop sustainable resources and protect our planet.

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Dan Baldi
Market Manager
Dan manages client relationships in renewable and traditional energy as well as food and transportation technology with a variety of financial solutions.
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Jordan Kanis
Managing Director
Jordan specializes in crafting debt and banking solutions for companies focusing on renewable energy and storage as well as food and agtech at all growth stages.
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Kelly Belcher
Managing Director
Kelly is responsible for development of new business, strategy and oversight as well as cultivating the energy tech ecosystem throughout the ERI global practice.
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Bret Turner
Market Manager
Bret serves as Market Manager for SVB’s project finance practice.
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Tom Smith
Head of Underwriting and Project Finance
Tom Smith is Head of Project Finance and Underwriting with Silicon Valley Bank, leading SVB’s America’s renewable banking platform.

Join the bank for eco-innovators

Move your business forward with expertise, connections and banking solutions from SVB.