Trenton Allen

Sustainable Capital Advisors

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Allen is Managing Director and CEO of Sustainable Capital Advisors. Mr. Allen founded SCA in 2012, to build upon his successful career in the financial services industry as an investment banker and financial advisor. Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has participated in over $30 Billion of financings, including public debt offerings and private placements (debt and equity). Prior to SCA, Mr. Allen was a Director at Citi where he led efforts to finance large infrastructure projects including water, wastewater, conventional and renewable energy and energy efficiency for utility, commercial and governmental clients. Mr. Allen led one of the United States first “green bond’ issuances with the groundbreaking Energy Efficiency Revenue Bond financing for the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (“SEU”) which provided a scaled capital markets solution for financing pooled energy efficiency projects. Currently, Mr. Allen is leading client engagements focused on developing innovative capital solutions for the sustainable infrastructure projects including, inclusive solar finance, pooled energy efficiency finance for multi-family affordable housing, climate resiliency infrastructure finance, municipal green financing authorities, and more. Mr. Allen is a frequent speaker at major energy and infrastructure conferences and is widely regarded as a thought leader in the financing of clean energy projects. Mr. Allen served as an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Delaware, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy. Mr. Allen serves on the boards of CleanEnergyWorks, IREC, PaceNation and was appointed in 2021 Secretary Granholm to serve on the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Mr. Allen is a graduate of Harvard College where he majored in chemistry.

Sessions With Trenton Allen

Thursday, 10 March

  • 07:30am - 08:10am (CST) / 10/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 10/mar/2022 02:10 pm

    Leaving No One Behind: Innovative solutions for a just energy transition

    Panel Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    Energy transition will have significant impacts on how underserved, low- and moderate-income communities obtain energy. Innovative market-driven solutions and policies are emerging that promise access to clean, reliable energy for vulnerable communities—along with economic benefits, jobs, and GHG reduction. Some $15 billion of federal support is being targeted on financing clean energy projects for low- and moderate-income households. What are the financial impediments for clean energy finance for low- and moderate-income communities? How can private capital be mobilized to enable underserved communities to benefit from energy transition and can these innovative underwriting models for clean energy development standardize and accelerate to scale?