As a representative of the Government of Quebec, the Société de développement de la Baie-James (SDBJ) is responsible for:

Promoting, from a sustainable development perspective, economic development, improvement and exploitation of natural resources other than hydroelectric resources, of the James Bay territory.

Under this mission, the SDBJ promotes dialogue with other stakeholders, in both the public and private sectors. The Company can also execute any mandate entrusted to it by the government, one of its departments, agencies or companies in any related field and whose expenses are supported, in whole or in part, by the principal.

The ideal it seeks to achieve or the vision behind its strategy for the coming years is:

To be a Crown corporation known for its actions aimed at developing the economic potential of the territory, by respecting the principles of sustainable development.

The SDBJ receives no subsidies from the government of Quebec to finance its operations. Thus, the imperative of self-financing its activities remains at the heart of its concerns. The Company must also generate its own capital investment.