About Us

Focused on establishing a cleaner, more sustainable and energy-efficient world


Sustainable Capital Advisors was founded in 2012 by Trenton Allen to meet the challenges of public and private sector organizations seeking to implement innovative solutions for the sustainable infrastructure industry. Our founding thesis was that while our client engagements involve a diversity of technologies located in geographies across the world, the fundamentals of developing successful ventures remain unchanged. The key to our success is the ability to break down traditional silos and look for ways to synthesize diverse information to best serve our clients.

Our work is guided by four core principles:


It's all about you, not us

Our job is to listen to you, understand your needs and develop solutions that achieve your goals


Committed to long-term partnerships

We are in this business for the long haul, so we are only successful when our clients can successfully grow opportunities over time


Dedicated to real-world solutions

We develop practical solutions based on the realities of the financial and energy markets with an acknowledgement to the current and future political environment


Sift through the noise

Our job is to turn ok projects into good ones, good ones into great ones, and most importantly, to eliminate the bad ones altogether


Our name – Sustainable Capital Advisors – was chosen to clearly state our commitment and focus on providing capital markets solutions to the sustainable infrastructure industry.

Our logo was designed to invoke the elements of sustainable development (environment, economy, and society) through the overlapping of three circles.  The intersection of all three circles is often referred to as “sustainability”, and it is in this area where we act as a catalyst through our work.



SCA has received and actively maintains the following certifications:

Minority Business Enterprise

SCA is certified as a minority-owned business by the following:

State of Pennsylvania
State of Virginia
National Minority Supplier Development Council (Capital Region)


Municipal Advisor

SCA is registered with the Securities Exchange Commission and the Municipal Rule-making Securities Board.