LifeGate was founded in 2000 as a platform and point of reference to spread a new vision of conscientiousness and sustainability according to the "People, Planet, Profit" business model. It is, today, a renowned point of reference for sustainability with fifteen years experience off the back of its founders' illustrious accomplishments, and a prime position in media devoted to ecological themes as well as consulting services dedicated to sustainability and innovative and effective environmental projects.
The LifeGate group is home to a communication network (LifeGate Online Magazine, LifeGate & Sound, social media, newsletter, mobile app) that involves and informs a community of over four million contacts. This endeavour began in 2000 with the information portal lifegate.it, carrying on into 2001 with the founding of LifeGate Radio and into 2002 with LifeGate Magazine. Thanks to the latter, LifeGate receives the Cenacolo Rcs Prize for innovation in publishing in 2002, a prestigious recognition of its work in fomenting innovation in the Italian publishing landscape.
In 2002, it also launches the project Zero Impact®, the first carbon offsetting project in Italy that actuates the Kyoto Protocol's commitments towards calculating, reducing and offsetting CO2 emitted through human activities.
In 2004 LifeGate wins the Packaging Oscar in the Environment section thanks to Confruit and Vivi G Bio, certified and Zero Impact® Tetra Pak beverage packagings. The packaging Oscar is awarded by the Italian packaging consortium (CONAI).
In 2005 LifeGate Energy is the first electricity provider recognised by the Italian energy market overseer, the AEEGSI, as one producing and selling only Zero Impact® renewable energy in the liberalised Italian electricity market. In 2007, the importance of this service is recognised at a national level with the awarding of the fifth edition of the Sodalitas Social Award in the field of "Innovation of product or service".
LifeGate's division entirely dedicated to consulting services is founded in 2006, geared towards companies that are interested in integrating the People Planet Profit model into their business. In the years following, this evolves to become, in 2013, LifeGate Consulting, the consulting firm that offers 360 degrees support to businesses in their path towards sustainability.
In 2011 LifeGate is chosen as the editorial partner for the environment section of corriere.it, the most important Italian newspaper's website.
In 2010 Marco Roveda, president and founder of LifeGate, joins the Worldshift Council on the G-20 (WS20). He is, to this day, its only Italian member. The WS20 is a global ethical council founded with the objective of raising awareness on ethics and sustainability amongst world leaders and public opinion. In 2011, he receives the International Prize "Un bosco per Kyoto" (A Forest for Kyoto) awarded by the Kronos Academy, in the "Entrepreneurship and Environment" category.