Our History

LifeGate was established in 2000 as a result of the experience gained by the Roveda family in the 1980s with Fattoria Scaldasole, the first company in Italy to introduce an organic product to major retailers. Ever since then, our goal has been to work towards a fair and sustainable world where circularity is as much a part of the future as friendship and love.

Our History

LifeGate was established in 2000 as a result of the experience gained by the Roveda family in the 1980s with Fattoria Scaldasole, the first company in Italy to introduce an organic product to major retailers. Ever since then, our goal has been to work towards a fair and sustainable world where circularity is as much a part of the future as friendship and love.

OUR HISTORY

LifeGate started out with the lifegate.it and LifeGate Radio information network.
Our journey continued with concrete projects, backed by cutting-edge, innovative technology designed to counteract the main environmental emergencies: carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, plastic and microplastics polluting waterways, and biodiversity.
2002 was the year of Zero Impact®, the first carbon offsetting project in the world to put into practice the Kyoto Protocol commitments: calculating, reducing and offsetting CO2 emitted as a result of human action through carbon credits that help to create and protect forest growth in Italy and around the world.
In 2005, LifeGate Energy was launched, delivering 100% renewable, Italian clean energy at zero impact for enterprises.

LifeGate Consulting & Media came into the world in 2013. This division works with businesses as they transition to change, improving and valorising their approach to integrated sustainability in processes, products, company services and communication to turn it into a strategic element that builds their brand and makes them stand out in the market.
In 2015, we went global with the launch of lifegate.com and an editorial team operating across four continents.
In 2016, LifeGate Energy ventured into the world of private power consumption. The first sustainable impact investment fund – Investimenti Sostenibili LifeGate (LifeGate Sustainable Investment) – listed on the Italian Stock Exchange was launched, in conjunction with Sella SGR.
At the same time as the environmental projects were growing, Bee my Future was created to protect the Earth’s most precious insects, bees, which through pollination guarantee agricultural biodiversity and food security.

LifeGate PlasticLess® was created in 2018 to reduce plastic and microplastic pollution in the seas. The plastic emergency is global: 8 million tonnes of plastic waste enter oceans and seas every year. In April 2019 LifeGate was awarded the prestigious Costa Smeralda Prize (“Innovazione Blu” category) for this project.
2019 also marks the founding of LifeGate Circle, the largest green information network in Italy, thanks to the collaboration with other editorial frontrunners like Tuttogreen, IdeeGreen and GreenStyle.
LifeGate turned twenty in 2020: a sustainable journey in the company of people and enterprises.

Success Stories

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines takes the environment seriously

How can we convey the commitment of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to the environment, engage and raise public awareness and heighten the brand’s values? In our strategy we have shown what a global airline can do for the planet.

The challenge to improve Vibram’s approach to sustainability

Vibram is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of rubber soles for high-tech footwear designed for outdoor sports and activities. The challenge for the company was to improve its overall approach to sustainability.

Rigoni di Asiago editorial project

An editorial project that has been seamlessly integrated into LifeGate’s media channels.
The collaborative effort began in 2016 and continues annually through digital and social publishing communication activities focused on the company’s priorities.

Kia Motors

What could we do to improve the sustainable positioning of Kia Motors Italia and raise awareness about sustainable mobility? The successful approach consists of getting really young people on board.