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. 

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 climate technology and sustainability 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
Mobility
Energy Transition
Agriculture & food
Waste Management
Water & Air
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The Future of Climate Tech

Achieving net zero doesn’t hinge on moonshot scientific breakthroughs, but rather the mass scaling of existing technologies and implementation of new technologies that will speed our path to zero. To do that, innovators must lead the way. 

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. 

Climate tech innovators

SVB supports change-makers advancing the future of climate technology. While each may have different technologies, the one thing they have in common is creating solutions that influence positive environmental change and sustainable practices. Read their case studies to discover their unique innovations and how SVB has supported their growth. 
RENEWABLE ENERGY, FUEL CELL
Daroga

Fuel cell project holds promise for reliable distributed electricity.

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SVB has been a trusted financial business partner. They understand the complexity of our industry, they come to the table with financial and risk management solutions to support large-scale, time-intensive projects and we look forward to working together on our upcoming deployments.

Ory Moussaieff
Co-founder, Daroga

AI TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
Urbint

Using AI to protect infrastructure and workers.

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SVB has been a trusted partner from the early days and continues to support our growth with a range of banking services and loan capital options.

Josh Troy
Co-founder and CFO, Urbint

ENERGY STORAGE
ESS, Inc.

Energy storage for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure.

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Working with a strong financial partner that understands our business, the challenges of clean tech and the imperative of climate change was essential to ensuring ESS had the resources we needed to commercialize our iron flow technology .

Eric Dresselhuys
CEO, ESS, Inc.

RENEWABLE ENERGY, SEMICONDUCTORS
Longroad

Renewable energy company works to save the planet one project at a time.

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The SVB Project Finance team has been an important financial partner and lead arranger for our large-scale energy initiatives. The team is very collaborative, has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and connections to get the funding needed for our next big project.

Paul Gaynor
CEO, Longroad Energy

TRANSPORTATION
AEye

Aerospace technology makes autonomous driving safer.

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SVB provided AEye with a critical bridge loan that gave us the latitude to continue scaling the company as we awaited the closing of our de-SPAC transaction. They're a partner we know we can rely on when it counts the most.

Robert Brown
CFO, AEye

"SVB uniquely understands our business and the energy industry in which we operate and has been an important partner in Sunrun's success."

Move sustainability forward with powerful financing solutions

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

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. 

Meet international payment needs efficiently. 

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

Achieve your investment objectives with support from SVB. 

Join the bank for eco-innovators

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