If you are looking for a new kind of New Year's resolution, perhaps you can make your investment funds do the hard work? Stop trying to quit sugar for the 14th year in a row and make your money earn your halo and switch your funds to responsible investing. It has been joked that carbon offsets are like paying someone else to lose weight for you - which is true, but on a global scale, it still makes a difference. Even those of us that are proper economic liberals can reassure ourselves that we are expressing a preference through the power of the price signal -- the ultimate basis for a market economy. Whatever your reasons for making the switch, here is a beginner's guide from The Spinoff. Better yet, invest responsibly and quit sugar.