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
Sector networking challenges
Time to market
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
Agriculture & food
Water & Air
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.Learn more
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.
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
Fuel cell project holds promise for reliable distributed electricity
- “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.”
AI TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM
Using AI to protect infrastructure and workers
- “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.”
Co-Founder and CFO, Urbint
Energy storage for the world’s renewable energy infrastructure
- “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.”
CEO, ESS, Inc.
RENEWABLE ENERGY, SEMICONDUCTORS
Renewable energy company works to save the planet one project at a time
- “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.”
CEO, Longroad Energy
Aerospace technology makes autonomous driving safer
- “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.”
We support clients who have become leading disruptors in the cleantech industry
Over 1,550 prominent clients in the climate technology & sustainability sector choose to bank with SVB.
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
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.
Explore climate tech insights
Stay up to date on the latest trends in climate tech. Access reports, blogs and information around SVB’s ESG commitment.
The Future of Climate Tech 2023
SVB's Future of Climate Tech report looks at the key trends in climate tech funding and the promising technologies that are helping the world achieve net zero.
SVB’s goal of ESG reporting is to enable our stakeholders to easily access info about our ESG policies and impacts in the context of our business strategy.
News | January 10, 2022
Climate Tech Report Webinar
Discover the webinar covering the Future of Climate Tech and gain visibility into trends.
Blog | Cleantech and Sustainability
Read about how ESG Investment is Driving the Future of Climate Tech and get access to the SVB Climate Tech Report.
Blog | Cleantech and Sustainability
Read how Space Tech is contributing to Climate Tech and access the latest market analysis across these two sectors.
The Great Climate Opportunity
In a new report from Space Capital and produced with support from SVB, they cover how space tech is playing a foundational role in identifying climate markers.