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 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
Energy Transition
Agriculture & food
Waste Management
Water & Air
Download our latest report – The Future of Climate Tech
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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.
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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.
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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.”​

    Ory Moussaieff
    Co-founder, Daroga
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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.”​

    Josh Troy
    Co-Founder and CFO, Urbint
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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.”​

    Eric Dresselhuys
    CEO, ESS, Inc.
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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.”​

    Paul Gaynor
    CEO, Longroad Energy


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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.”​

    Robert Brown
    CFO, AEye

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.

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

Ed Fenster Executive chairman and co-founder 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

Join the bank for eco-innovators

Move your business forward with expertise, connections and banking solutions from SVB.
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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.
ESG Reporting
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.
Climate Tech Report Webinar
Discover the webinar covering the Future of Climate Tech and gain visibility into trends.
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ESG investment driving the future of Climate Tech
Read about how ESG Investment is Driving the Future of Climate Tech and get access to the SVB Climate Tech Report.
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Space tech, climate tech’s north star
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.