A 'for-benefit' corporation

The name "9b" says a lot about our company in just two characters.


The number 9 is the rarest to occur as a leading digit in a given data set, according to Benford's Law. This theory is applied when analyzing the validity of financial records.


As for the "b," our company is a benefit corporation—one of the first in Oklahoma after lawmakers passed legislation in 2019—and an aspiring B Corp. The benefit corporation is our legal structure, while B Corp Certification is a third-party certification administered by the nonprofit B Lab. A Certified B Corp is a business that meets the "highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose." 


With over a decade of experience in internal audit departments, data analyst Nathan Pickard founded 9b in 2018 after receiving requests for his consulting services from local clients and learning about benefit corporations and Certified B Corps. Nathan has spent as many years as a community organizer, primarily leading reforesting and food resilience projects north of downtown Tulsa. He saw starting a B Corp as a sustainable way to expand these projects and support new community endeavors through financial investment and job creation.


While pursuing B Corp certification, 9b's team of analysts is making data accessible for clients through innovative services and solutions. This work allows our company to bring our vision to life: to see Tulsa flourish as a resilient community.

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As a benefit corporation, 9b is legally empowered to pursue positive stakeholder and community impact alongside profit. Find information about the specific organizations we support below.

The Joinery logo, a Living Building Challenge project in Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Joinery is a sustainable building under construction in historic Tulsa neighborhood and the first registered Living Building Challenge™ project in Oklahoma.

Restoration Collective logo, a mix of environmental and community-minded projects focused north of downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma

Restoration Collective is a nonprofit focused on changing how the community just north of downtown interacts with its natural, social, and built environment.

Emerson Montessori Foundation logo, combines a socioeconomically diverse elementary with an emphasis on outdoor experience

Emerson Montessori Foundation is implementing a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience, while working to ensure a socioeconomically inclusive environment at Emerson Elementary.